Issue #673 - 2024-06-17 - One week till the Perl and Raku conference

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We had our first virtual event a couple of days ago. I was really happy to see that more than 25 people joined. We also have the video recordings of Getting started with Docker for Perl developers. Please watch, click on the thumbs-up and follow the channel!

The next such event will be on 14 July about Continuous Integration (CI): GitHub Actions for Perl Projects. I'd like to encourage you to register to the Code-Mavens group an to the event itself. I would be also happy to get requests for topics to cover.

On the events page of the Perl Weekly you can now see all the Perl-related events we know about. It also features a calendar you can add to Google calendar or whatever other program you use to see the events along with your own events.

The closest of all those events is The Perl and Raku conference that starts a week from today. It is still not too late to register and to use it as an excuse to go to Las Vegas... You could, of course also sponsor the conference...

Another one of the big in-person events is the London Perl and Raku Workshop that will take place in October. There you still have time to submit a talk proposal or to offer your sponsorship.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Chopping UTF-8

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Dealing with UTF-8 characters on the command line with Perl

Making time to waste.

by Saif Uddin Ahmed (SAIFTYNET)

An excellent writing a bit about RRULES for recurring events and a lot about time. Something we have plenty of, but never enough.

listening to your friends' jams with

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

How can you discover music that your friends like, but you have never heard off?

Building Perl applications for Bioinformatics

An academic paper and some discussion.

Thanks Fastly!

The Perl NOC is thanking its supporters.


No-BS Perl Webhost?

Where can one host a web site running Perl? Several responses. I have been using Linode (now part of Akamai) for ages and I also love and use Digital Ocean. Both will let you rent a small VPS for about $5 / month. That gives you root access to install whatever you like. As I just noticed they might also offer you some credit to get started without actually paying anything.




Continuous Integration (CI): GitHub Actions for Perl Projects (Free Virtual Workshop on July 14)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

In this virtual workshop you will learn why and how to use GitHub Actions as a CI system for your Perl projects. The workshop is free of charge thanks to my supporters via Patreon and GitHub. Besides this workshop I am running many more, so make sure you check the Code Mavens meetup group and also register to it.

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 - 274

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Goat Latin" and "Bus Route". 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 - 273

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Trying to Be X Percent More Interesting

by Andrew Schneider

Impressive blogging style discussing solutions in different languages. You really don't want to skip it, highly recommended.

B of A

by Arne Sommer

Two easy tasks and two easy solutions in Raku with plenty of documentation. Keep it up great work.

Round Here

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dealing with round in Perl is always fun. Here you get clever implementation. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 273

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

One-liner in Raku is very impressive as always. You will find yourself plenty of documentation. Well done and keep it up.

Looking After The Percentage

by Jorg Sommrey

Pure Perl regex magic is on display. Please take a pause and check out the regex. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 273: Percentage of Character

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Raku first and direct translation into Perl syntax is too much fun not to be missed. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 273: B After A

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Raku regex is hard to follow to be honest. Having said, enjoy the comparative implementation in Perl.

Perl Weekly Challenge 273

by W Luis Mochan

Master of Perl one-liners and use of powerful Perl regex. Keep it up great work.

quite easy!

by Luca Ferrari

Two challenges and two one-liners in Raku. Thanks for your contributions.

Percentages and the 'BnoA' Regex

by Matthias Muth

For all Perl fans, please find Perl magics and enjoy. Thanks for sharing knowledge with us.

Time to count B chars

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Getting help from POSIX to deal with round is easy way out and clever one. Also checkout the different implementation in Raku and Python.

All about characters

by Peter Campbell Smith

Perl pure regex implementation to deal with both tasks. Don't forget to try DIY tool.

The Weekly Challenge - 273

by Reinier Maliepaard

Nice promotion of CPAN modules to solve the challenges. I must admit, the discussion is very engaging. Well done.

The Weekly Challenge #273

by Robbie Hatley

lround() from POSIX? Never knew about this. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Building Character

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

As always, Roger took the difficult path to deal with the challenge. Highly recommended.

Finding things

by Simon Green

cash rounding vs bankers rounding? Well documented the details, keep it up great work.


Getting started with Docker for Perl developers

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

This is the video recording of the first (and most recent :-) virtual event for Perl developers. Don't forget to thumb-up the video and to follow the channel to get notifications about new videos!

Weekly collections


The Perl and Raku conference

June 24-28, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV, USA monthly meeting

July 9, 2024, Virtual event

Purdue Perl Mongers

July 10, 2024, Virtual event

Toronto Perl Mongers monthly meeting

July 25, 2024, Virtual event

London Perl and Raku Workshop

October 26, 2024, in London, UK

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