Issue #599 - 2023-01-16 - Open Source Development Course for Perl developers

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Hi there!

Recently I started to offer a course called Open Source Development Course. The idea is to let participants learn and practice(!) git/github/pull-request/testing/code-coverage/linters/ci/etc. That way they improve their development practices and can also contribute to Open Source projects.

It is a course designed to run for 12-13 weeks with about 5 hours per week workload. It can be either part of a university program or people can take it while they have a full-time job. Every week there is a 1-2 hours long presentation and the rest is hands-on work with my async help.

I'd like to offer a version of this course especially for people who are interested in contributing to Perl-based Open Source projects. The participants will learn Perl-specific tools and processes. All proceedings will go to sponsor the The Perl Toolchain Summit.

Check out this page for further details and let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


so many CPAN uploads! (code review mark iii)

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Ricardo has 114 distributions on CPAN, give or take a few. (MetaCPAN shows 265). He wanted to do some housekeeping that was almost fun. I think one of these cleanup uploads caught my eye thinking that the distribution is actively maintained and I sent him PR adding GitHub Actions probably making him regret a bit the new uploads.

Jenkins for running scripts!

by Scott

Using Jenkins as a cron daemon that also nicely collects the results of all the jobs.

Creating a Simple DSL in Perl

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Creating a XSPF playlist with your own words.

Home-brewn sets

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Set operations are rarely needed, but when they are, perl developers usually use the keys of a hash to pretend they have sets.

leaving perl v5.8 behind

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

For a long time I felt that it is not a good idea to want to support people who have not upgraded their version of perl for 5-10-15(!) years, but want the latest modules from CPAN. I am glad RJBS also thinks so. He also writes about it a lot more nicely than I could ever do and gives several ways to handle the situation when a new version of a module starts requiring a version of Perl that is only 10 years old...


This Week in PSC (093)

Weekly report of the Perl Steering Council

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 - 200

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Arithmetic Slices" and "Seven Segment 200". 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 - 199

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Multiple Goods

by Adam Russell

Did I repeat the past task? Well, it seems yes. Should have been more careful? Nice demo of do blocks and postfix for.

Twice as Good

by Arne Sommer

Great use of Bag of Raku with detailed discussion. Keep it up great work.

Not a Bad Couple… And There’s Always Room for One More, Baby

by Colin Crain

Colin is back to blogging after a short break. Always pleasure to read his blog. Thanks for sharing.

For The Good

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave is back with yet another blog post sharing the details of his contributions.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 199

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar is back too, we all missed you. Thank you for sharing the knowledge with us.

The Weekly Challenge 198

by James Smith

James never stop just after solving the weekly task but share the performance stats, magical.

PWC199 - Good Pairs

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio couldn't resist using one-liner in Perl and Raku. Always a treat.

PWC199 - Good Triplets

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Although, not to his taste but we still have a solution. Fun Fun Fun.

Perl Weekly Challenge 199: Good Pairs and Good Triplets

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Usually we get Raku to Perl but this time, it is other way around. Nice work,

Nested Loops Everywhere!

by Luca Ferrari

Fun and easy use of loops to get the job done. Well done.

PWC 199

by W Luis Mochan

Sleek one-liner in Perl as always. You don't want to miss it. Thanks for sharing.

All good things

by Peter Campbell Smith

Use of regular for loop is enough this week. Thanks for sharing.

Good N-lets

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Use of CPAN module makes the solution easier to follow. Great work!

It's all good

by Simon Green

Like every week, we got Perl and Python twin solutions. Keep it up the momentum.

PWC 199

by Stephen G Lynn

Nice one-liners both in Perl and Raku. Well done and thanks for sharing.


Joel Berger on Mojolicious

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

This interview was recorded in 2016.


jq cheats

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

jq is an excellent tool to interrogate and even change a JSON file. Flavio has some examples.

Weekly collections


Geizhals Preisvergleich sponsors the German Perl/Raku Workshop

by Max Maischein (CORION)

The German Perl/Raku Workshop conference will take place 27.2-1.3 2023 in Frankfurt.

The Perl Toolchain Summit is back in 2023!

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

It will take place in Lyon, from Wednesday April 27 to Sunday April 30 2023

FOSDEM mini grants

by Amber Deuel

Would you like to give a Perl or Raku related presentation at FOSDEM 2023 that will take place 4-5 February in Brussels? TPRF can help you financially.

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 they’re looking for senior Perl developers with passion, drive, and an appreciation for new experiences.

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

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

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.

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