Issue #576 - 2022-08-08 - Perl is on the Rise?

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Hi there,

Personally I have noticed the fresh energy among all Perl fans ever since the release of latest Perl v5.36. I am telling this based on the amount of positive noise I heard on various public platform. There are still few in the pipeline that would give further push e.g. Corinna. If you are interested to know more then please do checkout this page maintained by Curtis Poe.

MetaCPAN is another place where you can see all the latest cool Perl projects. I know plenty of volunteers helping to improve the code base. If you use a distribution and you like it then why not share your experience with the Perl Community and submit your proposal to Perl Advent Calendar 2022? Or if you have created one then why not share with rest of the world.

If you are new to Perl and needs help then please do give us a shout. There are plenty of help available on various public platforms.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar



by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Curtis announced proper try/catch support in the latest release of MooseX::Extended. Please give it a try.

SPVM continues to undergo heavy changes.

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki sharing recent changes to SPVM in a nutshell.


Match Anything, Quickly

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Interesting benchmark when it comes to filter using regex objects or sub wrapping a match.

More Things I Should Have Already Figured Out Years Ago

by Daniel Bowling

Are you Mojo fan? If yes then you should check out this.

Testing Code That is Difficult to Test (With Perl)

by Nicholas Hubbard

A very interesting aspect of testing discussed here. Highly recommended if you are into testing.


The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 177

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Damm Algorithm" and "Palindromic Prime Cyclops Numbers". If you are new to the weekly challenge, why not join us and have fun every week? For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 176

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Permuted Multiples" and "Reversible Numbers" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Permuted Reversibles

by Arne Sommer

Plenty of different approach being discussed and shared. Well done. Thanks for sharing as always.

Magic of 142857

by C.-Y. Fung

Congratulation on your first Raku contribution. Hope to see more in coming weeks. Keep it up great work.

Mixed Up and Multiplied

by Colin Crain

Fun task analysis by Colin. You will definitely enjoy this.

Drive It In Reverse, Then. Done.

by Colin Crain

Nice breakdown of task and then dealing with individual case. Cool work, thanks for sharing.

PWC176 - Permuted Multiples

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Nice comparative solutions in Perl and Raku. Plenty to learn, thanks for sharing.

PWC176 - Reversible Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Use of fun mathematical formula is very clever. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 176

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

I loved the way the code goes through improvements. Amazing, really usefull.

The Weekly Challenge 176

by James Smith

James bonus part of the blog is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 176: Permuted Multiples and Reversible Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent continued having fun with different rogramming languages. Enough to keep you busy.

Perl Weekly Challenge 176

by W Luis Mochan

Perl one-liner is Luis speciality. Thanks for sharing with us.

scrumbled numbers

by Luca Ferrari

Luca showing the power of Raku in this week solutions. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

More funny numbers - permutable and reversible

by Peter Campbell Smith

Short and precise commentary on the weekly task. I really enjoyed it. Keep it up great work.

Reversible Permutations

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger sharing the power of Kotlin, very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Big number, small numbers

by Simon Green

Nice commentary using the power of Perl and Python. Well done.

PWC 176

by Stephen G Lynn

Cool one-liner in Raku is very impressive.


2022.31 JustinTimeRelease

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Perl Developer and Business Owner? Remote Perl role in UK & EU

Our clients run a job search engine that has grown from two friends with an idea to a site that receives more than 10 million visits per month. They offer a fully remote position for those within two hours of London’s time zone. They're looking for a Perl pro with at least three years of experience with high-volume and high-traffic apps and sites and a solid understanding of Object-Oriented Perl.

Perl to Node Cross-training? Yes Please! UK Remote Perl Role

Cross-training is important, and not only in the weight room, which is why we’re looking for a junior or intermediate Perl developer interested in cross-training Perl to Node. Our client embraces flexibility, and their ideal candidate will, too. This role is remote-friendly for those located within the UK.

Thought-Leader Wanted. Chief Software Architect role in Malaysia (or elsewhere)

As Chief Software Architect for an international company providing online trading services,ou’ll mentor engineering teams and provide guidance in solving technical issues. In an ideal world, you’ll be on-site in Malaysia. Malta or Dubai would do in a pinch as this global company has offices there, too. However, even if you’re located outside their preferred places, they want to hear from you.

Senior Perl Developer + NLP = Yes, Please! EU remote role

Our client is a global leader in machine intelligence, and they’re looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) whiz who has experience maintaining and improving large Perl applications and tooling ecosystems. From Finland to the Faroe Islands, this remote role is open to senior Perl developers who are within two hours of Amsterdam’s time zone.

Software Developer or Matchmaker? Semi-Remote Perl Role in Manchester

Our client's mission is to connect folks in the UK and US seeking flatmates or homes to share. If you’re a Software Developer (Backend), these flatmate matchmakers want you to increase the delivery capacity of their team. With a core platform that is mostly written in Perl, you’ll work with developers to create admin tools and implement and test new site features.

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