Issue #584 - 2022-10-03 - Hacktoberfest & Perl

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Hi there,

Happy Hacktoberfest 2022 everyone !!!

I am sure, most of you, already started hacking open source code. If not then you haven't missed the train yet. You still have plenty of time to submit at least 4 Pull Requests to qualified repositories in GitHub or GitLab. If you are new to Hacktoberfest then I suggest you please take a look at this page.

The rule of the game has changed since I first participated in the year 2015. I have received the specially designed T-shirt every year after completing the challenge ever since. As far as Perl is concerned, there are plenty of choices we have. However you have to make sure the open source project is taking part in the Hacktoberfest event. As mentioned in the official note, you have to be quick as only the first 40,000 participants who complete the challenge are eligible to receive the FREE T-shirt.

Almost all my opensource contributions are hosted on GitHub, you are FREE to pick any from GitLab too. If you are like me, then you can pick and choose the participating repository from the list here. Having said, if you are still not sure then I would recommend two fun open source projects, Pull Request Club run by Kivanc Yizan and The Weekly Challenge.

Do you miss London Perl Workshop?

There has been discussion started few days ago among the team members behind the LPW. We have an official announcement requesting your opinions about the proposed LPW 2023. I sincerely request you all who participated in the past and would like to attend the event next year. Please do share with your friends too. I have already seen emails with suggestions, being one of the organiser. Thank you for your inputs, much appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


TPF launches merch store for Perl 5

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

TPF has launched an online store with Perl merchandise celebrating the Perl 5.36 release.


Meet jp

by Stefan Adams

Nice little introduction to the JSON tool jp by Stefan.

Sending a simple email

by Den

Do you need SMTP authentication during email sending? Den sharing an example how to deal with it.

My Perl Weekly Challenge

by Al Newkirk (AWNCORP)

Interesting challenge to deal with typing with examples. You must checkout.



by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

If you could add new, but not default, warnings to the Perl language, what warnings would you add?


Toronto Perl Mongers Meetup

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

I got the opportunity to attend the meetup online. How about you?


by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Olaf gave us short presentation about Playwright at the Toronto Perl Mongers meetup.


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 - 185

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "MAC Address" and "Mask Code". 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 - 184

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 178

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Sequenced Split

by Arne Sommer

Cool solutions in Perl and Raku along with the bonus Fun Fact in the end. Thanks for your contributions.

Serial Boxing

by Colin Crain

Welcome back to blogging and thanks for your support.You really don't want to miss it.

PWC184 - Sequence Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Nice catch of exception use case. Thanks for the detailed analysis in Perl and Raku.

PWC184 - Split Array

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Glad, the example clears the doubt. To the point discussion, highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 184

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Nice demonstration about Perl and Raku features about increment string. Keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge 184

by James Smith

Plenty of variations as always. Well done and keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 184: Sequence Number and Split Array

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Power of regex in action with detailed analysis. Keep it up great work.

mangling strings

by Luca Ferrari

Raku power of parameter checking is worth looking. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 184

by W Luis Mochan

As expected, we got the power of regex in Perl one-liner. Well done.

Sequence numbers and split arrays

by Peter Campbell Smith

Short and compact task analysis of the weekly challenge. Thanks for sharing.

Split Sequence

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Raku and Rust are the choosen one. I loved the Rust one, though. Thanks for sharing.

PWC 184

by Stephen G Lynn

This week, we got compact one-liner in Perl. Well done.

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.


2022.39 Upcoming Hacking

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Docker course

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Started to publish the parts of the Docker course that was recorded 2 years ago. 4 parts are already public.

Programming Boootcamp for Scientists

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Published 2 new part of the Python for beginners course.


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

Adventure! Senior Perl roles in Malaysia, Dubai and Malta

Clever folks know that if you’re lucky, you can earn a living and have an adventure at the same time. Enter our international client: online trading is their game, and — well, we won’t reveal their name just yet, but suffice to say you’ve probably heard of them. Their ideal person has 10 – 20 years of experience with Perl and is dying to have an adventure in a glamorous new locale.

Good (Perl) Humans Wanted. Remote Perl role in USA

Most jobs get you paid, but the best ones help you make the world a better place. To increase your karmic bank account while adding dollars and cents at your financial institution, we’ve found a 100% remote role that will let you make a difference from the comfort of your living room. Looking for Perl developers with Catalyst/Mojolicious and DBIx::Class.

Someone left the awesome job machine on again… UK remote Perl job

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, a solid understanding of Object-Oriented Perl (perks if that knowledge includes Moose) and SQL/MySQL and DBIx::Class.

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