Issue #640 - 2023-10-30 - Perl Workshop

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Hi there,

I noticed recently the videos of 25th German Perl Workshop made public. It reminded me sweet and pleasant memory when I first attended the 20th German Perl Workshop. It was my first ever Perl Workshop outside of London. I still don't know why I decided to attend it, knowing German is going to be the main language. The best part of the GPW 2018 was that I never felt outsider during the 3 days event. Infact, at one point, I was attending a talk in German, a friend of mine, Julien Fiegehenn, sitting next to me translating the talk realtime for me. I even received a Perl book in German after team dinner one evening. I made many new friends during the event. I even shared the event report. I still go back read it when I feel low.

Why am I talking about it now?

In the last edition, Gabor Szabo mentioned Standards of Conduct.I was planning to attend The Perl and Raku Conference 2022 but then dropped the idea as it was held in Houston, TX. There was nothing wrong with the location as such. I felt little uncomfortable visiting USA being a practising muslim. I decided to wait until it goes to Canada. My wish came true the following year as the venue was Toronto. I finally got the opportunity to attend it at last. I had a great time and met many big names. Having attended the conference in Toronto, now I feel confident to attend the next conference in Las Vegas. If everything goes as per plan then I would even take my family as well.

How about London Perl Workshop?

Being member of organising committee of LPW, I know it is not happing this year. I really miss it badly. I hope and pray it is back next year. It is not that we never talk about it. We do discuss but nothing has materialised so far. Traditionally, it is one day event, so it shouldn't be hard to get decent crowd. The last time we organised was in the year 2019. There was a blog post last year with regard to the status of LPW.

How about Perl Advent Calendar this year?

I am so happy to see the preparation for this year is going with full speed. I missed the train last year because of lack of time. But this year, I have booked a slot for myself. If you are interested to contribute then please do checkout the source. Talking about Advent Calendar, there is a Advent Planet run by Len Jaffe. If you run Advent Calendar then do share the details with him. I did share Weekly Challenge Advent Calendar 2021 but looks like I forgot to share Advent Calendar 2022 with him. This time, I will make sure it gets space in the Planet Advent.

Jason Crome recently announced Dancer Advent Calendar 2023. I have contributed in the past but this year, unfortunately I will miss it.

Today is the last day for Hacktoberfest 2023. Did you take part in the event? If yes then please do share with us. Last but not the least, please do remember in prayers all those who suffer in the recent conflict in Gaza. By the way, this is my 140th issue. Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Dancer Advent Calendar 2023

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

What a pleasant surprise to read about Dancer specific Advent Calendar. If you have any success story then please do share.

Recordings of the German Perl Workshop (gpw2023) are online

by Max Maischein (CORION)

Finally we have videos available public of the recently held GPW 2023. I would highly recommend the recordings.

This week in PSC (122)

Thanks to the Perl Steering Council for sharing the details.


2024 Perl Conference - Science Track Interest Survey

by Brett Estrade (OODLER)

There is a strong official consideration by The Perl and Raku Foundation of including a new kind of track to the 2024 Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas.

Setting up a free Oracle Database for Perl development

by Dimitrios Kechagias

Do you use Oracle Database then how about checkout the support to SQL::Inserter?

26th German Perl/Raku Workshop

If you are regular to GPW then this is for you.

How To Use Perl Code Profiling Tools Effectively

by Adrian Petruk

A very thorogh post about Perl Profiling. Highly recommend.

How to install Perl in Fedora Linux

by Vivek Gite

Interesting post sharing steps to install Perl.

Graph data with Chart

by Olivier Auverlot

Originally written in French but you can translate t into English using the browser feature.

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 - 241

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Arithmetic Triplets" and "Prime Order". 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 - 240

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

ABA (Acronym Build Array)

by Adam Russell

Obfuscated code? Well written post you really don't want to miss it.


by Ali Moradi

Rarely used CORE library casing function. Interesting use case.

Acronymous Array

by Arne Sommer

Pleasantly surprised to see Perl solutions too this week. Keep it up great work.

An Attempt to Simplify Fails, But Works

by Augie De Blieck Jr.

Structured post makes it fun reading. Kudos for the effort.

Just a slice. No loop, please. I'll eat it here.

by Bob Lied

Interesting discussion about casing in Perl. Well done.

A.A.B.A. (Acronym And Build Array)

by Ian Rifkin

First blog post for the weekly challenge. Well done and keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 240

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Lots of Perl magic used and discussed in details. Highly recommended.


by Lubos Kolouch

Simple and straight forward solutions in Perl, Raku and Python. Great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 240

by W Luis Mochan

Ideal use case for one-liner in Perl. Thanks for your contributions.

Short Acronyms, and Short Solutions

by Matthias Muth

Magical build array solution. Shortest solution? Thanks.

Initialisms and contorted arrays

by Peter Campbell Smith

DIY solutions as always. Nicely laid out too. Thank you for sharing.

Building Acronyms

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

One-liner in most of the language as always. Thanks for your contributions.

Weekly Challenge 240

by Simon Green

Use of map in Perl and Python can be very effective. Check it yourself.


2023.43 Releastober

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

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