Issue #598 - 2023-01-09 - TIOBE and Perl

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Hi there,

Happy New Year everyone !!!

Year 2022 saw the biggest release of Perl v5.36. It was released with big bang. There were lots of positive vibes around it. I had never seen such noise before. If you missed the fun then you can checkout my GitHub repository.

I am not a big fan of TIOBE but came across TIOBE Index for January 2023 talking about Perl going up slightly in the index recently. It is refreshing to see the progress. Who knows one day, it would reach the TOP 5 brackets.

Looking back the participation in The Weekly Challenge, it looks promising. Nearly 10K contributions in Perl by the members of Team PWC in the last 4 years.

What is new happening in Perl?

For me, personally, I am looking forward to the modern OO Corinna in core Perl.

Curtis wrote an interesting blog post recently where he shared his real life experience with Corinna.

Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


This Week in PSC (092)

More update on Perl v5.38.


Keeping Your Valuables Under Lock and Key

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

One problem multiple solutions. Highly Recommended.

Typed variables

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Typed variables in Perl? Well do checkout the post.

Perl Regex Parsing with the g option

by David Raab

Context is imortant, why? You will find the answer in the post.

Finding Similar Image

Linux Magazine Column 50


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 - 199

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Good Pairs" and "Good Triplets". 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 - 198

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Prime the Gaps!

by Adam Russell

Nice discussion about the task "Max Gap", thanks for sharing.

Prime the Gap

by Arne Sommer

The power of Raku makes the solution simple and easy to follow. Great work, keep it up.

Mind The Gap

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Lots of technical aspects discussed in the blog. You really don't want to miss it.

PWC198 - Max Gap

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Clean straight forward solutions both in Perl and Raku. Thanks for your contribution.

PWC198 - Prime Count

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Pleasantly surprised with the fun approach. Keep up the great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 198: Max Gap and Prime Count

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Modular solutions makes the code easy to ready. Well done.

First Perl Code of the Year!

by Luca Ferrari

Well, not just Raku but SQL is part of the gang as always. Please do checkout.

Perl Weekly Challenge 198

by W Luis Mochan

Good use of CPAN module to solve the task elegantly. Keep it up great work.

Mind the gap!

by Peter Campbell Smith

Thanks for sharing the sort fun. Thanks for your contributions.

The Weekly Challenge #198

by Robbie Hatley

Well documented solutions. Always fun to follow the blog post.

Count Max

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Kotlin is the choosen one this week from the collection of gems. Keep it up great work.

Weekly Challenge 198

by Simon Green

Nice demo of code re-use. Why re-inventing the wheel, well done.

PWC 198

by Stephen G Lynn

The consistent contribution is the key factor. Thank you for your support.


2023.01 Humming Away

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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

With all the knowledge in your big, beautiful brain, it’s time to join a company that appreciates your breadth of experience. 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. They know that a seasoned Perl pro is just what their team needs as they expand, and that’s where you

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.

C, C++, and Perl Software Engineers, Let’s Keep the Internet Safe. UK Remote Perl Role

A leading digital safeguarding solutions provider is looking for a software engineer experienced in C, C++, or Perl. You’ll have strong Linux knowledge and a methodical approach to problem solving that you use to investigate, replicate, and address customer issues. Your keen understanding of firewalls, proxies, Iptables, Squid, VPNs/IPSec and HTTP(S) will be key to your success at this company.

Modern Perl and positive team vibes. UK Remote Perl role

If you’re a Modern Perl developer in the UK with Go-lang experience (or at least a strong desire to learn) and you’re searching for a team of dynamos, we’ve found the perfect place for you. This award-winning company may be newer, but the combined experience of their people is impressive. No doubt this is one of the many reasons their AI recruitment marketing business has taken off!

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), SQL/MySQL and DBIx::Class.

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