Issue #670 - 2024-05-27 - Conference Season ...

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Hi there,

Are you regulars to Perl conference?

If yes then you have two upcoming conferences The Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas and London Perl and Raku Workshop. Depending on your availability and convenience, I would highly recommend you register your interest to your choice(s) of conference. And if you are attending then do take the plunge give your first talk if you have not done so before. It doesn't have to be long talk, you can try quick 5 minutes lightning talk to begin with.

How about become a sponsor to the conference?

Believe it or not, it is vital that we provide financial support in the form of sponsor. So if you know someone who is in a position to support these events then please do share this TPRC 2024 Sponsors and LPW 2024 Sponsors with them. It would be a big help to organise such events.

Keynote speakers for TPRC 2024...

I came across this post by Curtis Poe where it is announced that Curtis is going to be keynote speaker at the event. Well there is a bonus for all attending the event, Damian Conway would be giving a keynote remotely. I am sure, it is going to be a memorable moment to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Similarly, London Perl Workshop would be celebrating 20th anniversary this year. I wanted to attend the TPRC 2024 in Las Vegas but for personal reason I am unable to attend. What a shame but at least I am definitely going to be part of LPW 2024 as it is local to me. No need to book travel ticket or reserve hotel room.

How many of you know about Pull Request Club?

The Pull Request Club is run by Kivanc Yazan. It started in Jan 2019. I had the pleasure to be associated with it since the beginning. I never missed the assignment until the last I contributed in January 2022. Unfortunately I faced too much distraction and missed the fun ever since. I found this annual report by the creator himself. If you like contributing to opensource projects then you should join the club and have fun.

For all cricket fans in India, did you watch the final of IPL 2024? I did and happy to see my favourite team, Kolkatta Knight Riders lifting the trophy. Although, SRH, the loosing team was my favourite too but it didn't play to their capability. I am now looking forward to the T20 World Cup next. How about you?

Today is Bank Holiday in England, so relax day for me. Enjoy rest of the newsletter. Last but not least, please do look after yourself and your loved ones.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Getting sarted with Docker for Perl developers (Free Virtual Workshop)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

In this virtual workshop you will learn why and how to use Docker for development and deployment of applications written in Perl. The workshop is free of charge thanks to my supporters via Patreon and GitHub


Being a Keynote Speaker

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

TPRC 2024 keynote speaker is announced. I am jealous of those able to attend the event.


Pull Request Club 2021-2023 Report

by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

Finally we have the long awaited annual report of Pull Request Club. Happy to see it is growing so fast. Congratulation to all contributors.

Deploying Dancer Apps

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Being a fan of Dancer2 framework, I found this blog post very informative with plenty of handy tricks.

Perl Toolchain Summit 2024 in Lisbon

by Kenichi Ishigaki (ISHIGAKI)

It is always pleasure to read about the success story of PTS 2024. Here we have another such from Kenichi. Thanks for sharing the report with us. It proves a point that Perl is in safe hand.

The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Sajid Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. You can even win prize money of $50 by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one champion at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month, thanks to the sponsor Lance Wicks.

The Weekly Challenge - 271

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Maximum Ones" and "Sort by 1 bits". 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 - 270

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Distribute Positions

by Arne Sommer

Don't you love the pictorial representation of algorithm? It makes it so fun follow through the discussion. Highly recommended.

When A Decision Must Be Made

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Labelled loop is not very popular among Perl fans but in certain situations it can be very handy. Check it out the reason in the post.

Special Levels

by Jorg Sommrey

Classic use case of PDL, very impressive. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 270: Special Positions

by Laurent Rosenfeld

As always, we get to know any junction of Raku implementation in Perl. This is the beauty of the post every week, you don't want to skip.

no passion this week!

by Luca Ferrari

Compact solutions using the power of Raku is on show. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 270

by W Luis Mochan

Not sure, I have seen Luis used PDL before, I may be wrong. For me, it is encouragung to see the wide use of PDL. Keep it up great work.

Hidden loops. Or no loops at all.

by Matthias Muth

This is truly incredible work, no loops at all. I would suggest, you must take a closer look. Thanks for sharing.

Lonely ones and equalities

by Peter Campbell Smith

Well documented and crafted solutions in Perl and on top you get to play with it. Well done and keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge - 270: Special Positions

by Reinier Maliepaard

Clever use of CPAN module, Math::Matrix. I always encourage the use of CPAN. Well done.

The Weekly Challenge - 270: Equalize Array

by Reinier Maliepaard

Interesting tackling of use cases. It is fun getting to the finer details. Thanks for sharing.

The Weekly Challenge #270

by Robbie Hatley

Just one solution this week, and typically one line analysis. Keep it up great work.

Special Distribtions Position the Elements

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Discussion of solution in Crystal is the highlight for me. It looks easy and readable even when I know nothing about Crystal language. Highly recommended.

Equalizing positions

by Simon Green

For Python fans, the post is always dedicated to Python only but we do receive Perl solutions. I really enjoy the compact solution in Python, specially the return list type. I never knew before. Thanks for sharing.


2024.21 Curry Primed

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

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