Issue #81 - 2013-02-11 - YAPC::EU in Kiev, Perl Workshops in The Netherlands and in Poland

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The Perl Weekly is now a 'Media Partner' of YAPC::EU, which is going to take place in Kiev in August 2013. This means you'll see me mention it a couple of times as they announce important milestones. Before YAPC::EU, there are going to be 5 Perl Workshops and YAPC::NA as well. The Workshops I have not mentioned yet are the Dutch Perl Workshop on April 19 in Arnhem and the Polish Perl Workshop in Warsaw on 25-26 May. If you are nearby, make sure you attend these events.

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Play Perl is online

by Vyacheslav Matyukhin

What is that? I think it is a 'Quest based cooperative self-motivator'. Vyacheslav Matyukhin, the author, writes that it is a 'gamified platform for connecting and encouraging people'.

Dezi 0.2.8 released

Dezi is a search platform based on Swish3, Apache Lucy, OpenSearch and Plack.

The great new Email::Sender

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

RJBS released a new release of the module after converting it from Moose to Moo and saving 80% of the run-time for the test suite. The post comes with explanation how can you configure it to make it super easy to test your e-mail sending application, without actually sending the e-mails.

Event Announcements

German Perl-Workshop 2013 - Call for Participation

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

The Workshop itself is going to be on 13-15 March, in Berlin.


Perl Books

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave Cross has been active on the biggest Perl group on LinkedIN and once in a while he explains what issues he notices. This time he is shocked by the books people recommend on the LinkedIN forum.

Adventures in Benchmarking, Part 1

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

Everyone wants it faster. David Golden shows how to make it faster and how to measure it.


Tapper @ FLOSS-weekly

The authors the Tapper, the test infrastructure were invited by Randal Schwartz to the FLOSS-weekly. See the interview.


I <3 play-perl

by David Mertens (DCMERTENS)

If the above descriptions did not help, then try how David Mertens explains Play Perl.

Learning Perl Challenge: directory with the most files

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

After a long break a new challenge from brian d foy!


Perl 5 Grant Application: Travel to QA Hackathon

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

... for Ricardo Signes, the current Pumpking of Perl 5.

The Conway Channel

Speaking at QCon London next month

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Fun With Dead Languages, Instantly Better Presentations,

Weekly collections

Perl Tutorials

How to create a Perl Module for code reuse

Creating a package, exporting a few functions. It is not magic and knowing this can be a huge step towards maintainable code.

Manipulating Perl arrays: shift, unshift, push, pop

The 4 major functions on Perl array...

Splice to slice and dice arrays in Perl

... and splice, the one that can do even more.


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

Dutch Perl Workshop 2013

April 19, 2013, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Polish Perl Workshop 2013

May 25-26, 2013, Warsaw, Poland

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