Issue #80 - 2013-02-04 - YAPC::NA opened registration. Perl Workshops in Israel, Germany, and Switzeland

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this edition was mostly put together by Yanick, I just added a few entries.

YAPC::NA has finally opened its web site for registration. See the link at the bottom of this edition along with the links to three Perl workshops.

Enjoy your week!

Yanick Champoux


Seeking 'list-owner' help

Not a coding ninja, but want to help the Perl ecosystem? The Perl NOC needs volunteers to be mailing list helping fairies and gnomes.

RT 4.0.10 Released

A new bugfix release of RT is out.

New documentation for RT

Documentation, lovely documention... The RT crew has been working at beefing up its documentation. Here's the fruit of their labor


CPAN uploads per month

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or, in this case, roughly a thousand new uploads to CPAN per month.

Core Perl documentation and CPAN module documentation

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor Szabo offers a refresher on how to access Perl documentation (both for core stuff and modules).

Let's talk about Graphite

Franck Cuny is using Graphite @{$work}, and is giving us a peek at how it fits in its surrounding environment.

QA Hackaton 2013 Laundry List

Ovid gives us a idea of the TODO list for the upcoming QA Hackaton. Prepare to drool.


Versioning Developer Releases

v1.1_1, is it considered to be higher than v1.1, or lower because a trial version? Chisel wasn't sure either, and found out.

more on the speed of file finding

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Ricardo Signes follows up on his file finding modules performance tests of last week.


Test::Class::Moose on the CPAN

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

A new contender in the JUnit-type testing arena. This one is from Ovid, and throws Moose goodness in the mix.


Large gzipped files, long lines, extracting columns etc

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

So, you have those massive gzipped log files: how to plow through them in less than geological times? Sinan Unur tries to find out.

Lexing and Parsing Continued

Parsing DOT graph files using Marpa.

Pushing Your Code TODOs to GitHub Issues

Yanick presents a little script that magically turns all the TODOs in your code in GitHub issues (but, alas, don't fix them for you).

Fetching the status of blog entries using grep and cut

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

So, you left your blog entry directories 'grow organically', and now you want to tame the resulting unholy mess. Gabor Szabo shows us how he fought entropy with perl, grep, cut, and a good vacuum cleaner.

Goodbye Path::Class, hello Path::Tiny

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

Path::Class is awesome, but not the fastest horse in the stabble. Consequently, here comes David Golden's Path::Tiny, with 90% of its cousin's features and a lot more speed in its hooves.

Command history in the perl debugger

New perl installed. Fire up the debugger. Ah, yes, which modules do we need to get command history in there again? Chisel found out, and wrote a small puppet update to make sure everything needed is always there.

Planning a Content-Security-Policy with Dancer

by Mike Doherty (DOHERTY)

Mike Doherty cares about security. He has a look at the Content Security Policy proposed by Mozilla, and shows how to write a simple CSP violation tracker using Dancer.

Citrus on Raspberry Pi

Mark Dootson provides fruitful information how to get Citrus Perl running on Raspberry Pi.


Alien::Base Grant - Report #8

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel Berger continues to toil on Alien::Base, and needs some help from CPANtesters.

Perl 6

Rakudo Star 2013.01 released

These Perl 6 decelopers unstoppable!

A look at the preparations behind the JVM port, and a progress update

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

If you want your head to spin, read the about the dessign work of Jonathan Worthington. In a related note and much more down to earth, Nicholas Clark reported that 'NQP JVM prototype faster than Perl 5'. (Search for his e-mail, if interested.)

Other Event

Call for speakers - Cluj.PM Anniversary Meet-Up

The one year anniversary meeting of is planned to be in March.

Weekly collections

The self promotion section

New edition of the Advanced Perl Maven e-book was published

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I've updated and released the edition of the Advanced Perl book. People who already purchased (or who attended my advanced course) can download it free.


I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let me know.

Israeli Perl-Workshop 2013 (ILPW)

February 25, 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel

German Perl-Workshop 2013

March 13-15, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Swiss Perl Workshop 2013

March 22, 2013, Bern, Switzerland

YAPC::NA 2013

June 3-5, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA

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