Issue #638 - 2023-10-16 - Dancing Perl?

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Hi there,

What a great and pleasant surprise announcement of the release of Dancer2 1.0.0 by the Dancer Core Team !!!

I am a big fan of Dancer2, so I follow closely the development of my favourite web framework. If you remember there was another announcement recently about change in the core team as Ruth Holloway joining the core team. I am very happy that it is in safe hand and actively developed/maintained by the core team.

The Hacktoberfest 2023 is still going on. Have you done the minimum pull request required to complete the challenge? If not then you still have time to do. Please make sure you submit your pull request before the deadline i.e. last day of the month. In the year 2019, I managed to submit 160 pull requests in one month. Unfortunately for the last couple of years, I haven't participated in the event because of other commitments.

Do you want to play with AI? Luckily we have Navi AI. I strongly recommend, you give it a go.

Last but not the least, let us all pray for the peace in both sides of the conflicts. I don't watch news these days as they are full of heart breaking news.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Announcing Dancer2 1.0.0

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Latest release of Dancer2 now following semantic versioning. Jason shared the details of latest release.

This week in PSC (120)

PSC shared the topics last discussed. Thank you PSC.


Bitcoin::Crypto version 2.000 released!

by Bartosz Jarzyna

Are you Bitcoin fan? Then this is for you, do checkout.

by Lester Hightower

A simple command-line notifier script, written in Perl

The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 239

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Same String" and "Consistent Strings". 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 - 238

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Robbie Hatley

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please checkout the interview with the latest champion of The Weekly Challenge.


by Ali Moradi

CPAN is always handy when it comes for regular use. The end result is compact and concise.

Persistently Running

by Arne Sommer

The cool use of map in Raku, although gather/take could do the job. Plenty of choices available for you in Raku.

Running Sum, or "I ♥️ Recursion”"

by Augie De Blieck Jr.

For first time, I would say this is worth checking. Lots of interesting thing for you to take a look.

Persistence Sort, In Which I Give Up and Use a Global

by Augie De Blieck Jr.

Recusion seems to be more apt for this task as suggested in the blog post. Well structured post, I must admit.

Running and Persistence

by Bob Lied

What an inspiration story to begin the blog post, thanks for sharing.

You Can't Touch This!

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Interesting fact about 238, very impressive. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 238

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Raku once again showing off the cool features. Please checkout the elegant one-liner.

Perl Weekly Challenge 238: Running Sum

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Use of reduction meta-operator in Raku and smilar a;ternate in Perl. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 238: Persistence Sort

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Having Raku and Perl solutions side-by-side is fun and easy way to learn the tricks. Thanks for sharing.


by Lubos Kolouch

Perl and Raku can be so similar doing the same task. Even Python is not far. Keep sharing the knowledge every week.

running sums and multiplications

by Luca Ferrari

What a surprise, we got Python for the first time. No wonder, it is the most popular choice after Perl and Raku.

Reduced Arrays, Reduced Numbers, Reduced Code

by Matthias Muth

Nice to know about two cool functions 'reduce' and 'reductions' from List::Utils. Thanks for sharing.

Be Runnin’ Up That Sum, Be Persisten’ Up That Sort

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

You are presented with different ways of dealing a task. Highly recommended.

Running persistence

by Peter Campbell Smith

Simple yet elegant solution with cool interface to try it yourself. Thank you.

The Weekly Challenge #238

by Robbie Hatley

Short and precise description of Perl solutions by the latest champion.

Running Persistence

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Variable free solution in PostScript? Well it is new to me. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Counting and sorting

by Simon Green

Use of lambda in Python is fun. Even the Perl magic is worth checking.


2023.41 Free In Three

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

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Adventure! Senior Perl roles in Malaysia, Dubai and Malta

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