Issue #583 - 2022-09-26 - Sponsoring Perl and other Open Source work

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Hi there!

Happy New Year - Shana Tova - to all the Jews around the world!

A couple of days ago Ed Freyfogle wrote us pointig to their post on sponsoring MetaCPAN. I love this on so many levels. First of all, of course the fact that they sponsor some Perl-related activity. They also blog about it. They also send us a heads up to be included here in the Perl Weekly. I hope many more small and large companies, and also individuals will follow them.

Dean Hamstead also sent us an email linking to the new Perl Store, that was also announced on The Perl Foundation blog. Buying a T-shirt or some other swag will both help you with clothing and help TPF financially. Nice initiative!

Finally, I managed to set up my GitHub sponsors profile. So now, if you'd like to support my Perl and in more general Open Source work (articles, code, and videos) you can do so via GitHub as well. It would be awesome to get a few of you start supporting me via GitHub in the next couple of days. That will help things get rolling there and I would be able to see how the system really works.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Types, Objects, and Systems, Oh my!

by Al Newkirk (AWNCORP)

This article introduces Venus::Assert, a simple data type assertion class that could serve as the foundation for a future object-oriented type assertion and coercion system for Perl 5.

Read section of a file

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A simple example using seek and read.

Named Subroutine Arguments in Perl

by Nicholas Hubbard

Naming your subroutine arguments has benefits around increasing the readability of your code.

Enable GitHub Actions for CI on Math::Polynomial::Chebyshev

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A little contribution to an Open Source project.


Sponsoring MetaCPAN

by Ed Freyfogle (EDF)

The OpenCage is sponsoring MetaCPAN

Buy Perl Swag and support TPF

by Nic Evans

The Perl Foundation has launched the the Perl Store.

Support Gabor via GitHub

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Finally I managed to set up my GitHub sponsors page. If you like the stuff that I have been doing, then this is now a good way to support it.



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 - 184

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Sequence Number" and "Split Array". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 183

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Unique Difference

by Arne Sommer

Nice to know how to deal with arrayrefs in Raku. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us every week.

PWC183 - Unique Array

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Special use of JSON::PP is really new to me. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

PWC183 - Date Difference

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Thanks for doing it for me. I will try to keep you engage in future. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 183: Unique Array and Date Difference

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Raku powerful core features, making the weekly task so easy. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

arrays and days

by Luca Ferrari

Raku clearly leaving every other language behind. You must check out, the power of Raku. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 183

by W Luis Mochan

Another cool use of PDL. What a great show of PDL power. Thanks for your contributions.

Unique arrays and differing dates

by Peter Campbell Smith

I love the blog style, simple and straight to the point. Thanks for your contributions.

A Unique Date

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Nice use of Storable. It is always fun to see the real use case. Thanks for sharing.

Unique Differences

by Simon Green

Welcome back, we always miss you. Thanks for your contributions as always. Keep it up great work.

PWC 183

by Stephen G Lynn

I am a big fan of PDL. Thanks for sharing code using PDL. Always fun reading your blog.

Marketing and Fundraising

Thank you Japan Perl Association

by Nic Evans

The Japan Perl Association (JPA) decided to contribute money to TPF based on the number of blog posts and mentions of their conference. A really nice idea that helps both JPA and TPF and in general the Perl community.



by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A few videos for a planned Go course.

Weekly collections


Office Hours - Charlotte PM co-host with Charlotte Python; in-person only, Optimist Hall

Wednesday, Sept 28, 2022; 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Boston PM : Ovid+LeoNerd on Corinna - OO in Perl5 Core (live but virtual)

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Bold, beautiful, and… brainy? Senior Perl roles in Malaysia, Dubai and Malta

Our client provides online trading services and with offices in Dubai, Malta, and Malaysia, they’ve got the global reach that may provide the challenge you’re looking for. Their staff count has increased 600 percent in the last four years, and growth is still on the upswing. They know that a seasoned Perl pro is just what their team needs as they expand, and that’s where you come in.

Perl Superheroes Wanted! Remote Perl within US time zone

Our client is looking for a Perl developer with Catalyst and DBIx::Class, and you should have a few solid years of commercial experience under your belt. Best of all, this position is 100% remote within the US and similar time zones.

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

The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks. If you’re a crack-hand with Catalyst, a Mojolicious master, or a distinguished Dancer, they want you. You’ll be deploying apps your work to AWS, so experience would be handy, and the company’s big on testing, so they’d like you to know your way around Test::More.

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're looking for a Perl pro with at least three years of experience with high-volume and high-traffic apps and sites, has a solid understanding of Object-Oriented Perl (perks if that knowledge includes Moose), SQL/MySQL and DBIx::Class.

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