Issue #90 - 2013-04-15 - Raising money for a Perl project

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brian d foy is running an fund-raiser on behalf of Jeffrey Thalhammer (author of Perl::Critic and Pinto) to improve Pinto. I believe that the greater Perl community - including all the readers of the Perl Weekly and a lot of other people who don't (yet) read it can start putting some money together for such project. Even if each person only gave $5 or $10, that will quickly tilt the project.

My question: do you think that allowing certain people to work on open source projects (in this case Jeff), can help you? - Check out the link below to see the explanation of brian d foy and let's see how quickly we can raise the remaining amount? On the Crowdtilt page you can see that both Yanick (who put together a large chunk of this edition), and myself have already contributed a bit. Now it's your turn!

In other news there are going to be 3 Perl Workshops this weekend. See if one of them is near to you!


Yanick Champoux


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Announcements new features and upgrade to RT 4.0.11 has been upgraded! Here's a list of what's new and shiny.

Crowd-funding Pinto

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian d foy launched a Crowdtilt campaign to fund the development of Pinto (and by ricochet Stratopan). We could probably wax poetically about the usefulness of Pinto, the shininess of Stratopan and the awesomeness of Jeff Thalhammer but, really, I think it could all be summarized by "shut up and take my money!".

New Catalyst Release and Zombie-Boomstick Retrospective

by John Napiorkowski (JJNAPIORK)

A new version of Catalyst is on CPAN, with improvements both touching the code and the project itself. John Napiorkowski walks us through them.


Perl startup powering Dashboard at Downing Street, expanding internationally

Adzuna is a London startup running on Perl. And, as we can see, they are doing quite well. Quite well indeed.

How to be agile without testing

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

For a developer, it's all bugs. Well, it ain't, Ovid points out: there is bugs, and then there is unforeseen behaviors. And while the first group is almost always bad news, the second group can be... surprising.


NYTProf v5 - Flaming Precision

There's a new Devel::NYTProf in town, and boy does it look HOT.

CPAN Testers Summary - April 2013 - Go For It

This monthly report was written before the QA Hackathon that took place over the week-end. The number of reports is approaching 30 million!

Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy

This part 1 of the series in which Wendy van Dijk reports about the QA Hackathon that too place last week-end. It provides some insight to what went on during the Hackathon.


Flattr your CPAN Stack

Inspired by the Pinto Crowdtilt initiative, Yanick plays around with a way to aggregate all CPAN authors part of a machine's stack, and feed the result to the micro-donation web service Flattr.

Dotfiles distribution

How do they deal with configuration file management at This is how.

Reviewing my own regular expressions

How hard is it to extract all the regular expressions within a Perl project? Thanks to PPI and Peter Makholm's skills, much less than you would think.

I published another 10 of my projects to GitHub

by Peter Krumins (PKRUMINS)

Peteris Krumins pushed a bunch of utility scripts to GitHub. We bet some of them could also be useful to you.

Keeping an eye on request duration

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

tinita shows us how to monitor and graph the request durations of a web application via munin and a crafty little perl script (natch).

Is Bread::Board the right tool for this job?

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

For once, the title is not a rhetorical question. domm walks us through the problem he has, and tries to figure out if Bread::Board is the solution he is looking for.


DKIM, Email::Simple, and heartache

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

DKIM is one of the tools available for legitimate e-mail senders to fight being falsely marked as spammer. Hence it is important to to know how to use it.


Sqitch: Now with SQLite Support

AS you might remember Squich is an SQL change manager tool written in Perl. It supports PostgreSQL, and MySQL, and now it also supports SQLite.


Notes from a Newbie 15: Edit, Delete and View Members

Nolan Joseph Axford (j0e) is unstoppable. He keeps working on his Catalyst based application and he keeps writing about it!


Getting started with OOP using Moo

This is my new, experimental screencast. What do you think?

Perl 6

parser updates

by Reini Urban (RURBAN)

Reini Urban gives us an update on p2, the new perl11 VM. ... wait, did I just said "Perl 11"?


Talk Schedule for YAPC::NA is online

Now that the schedule is available it might be a good opportunity to mention the 7 'Master classes' before and after YAPC. Two of them taught by myself (Gabor).

Weekly collections

Perl Tutorial

Scalar and List context in Perl, the size of an array

Context sensitivity is one of the strange features of Perl 5. This part of the Perl Maven Tutorial tries to explain it a bit.

trim - removing leading and trailing white spaces with Perl

Removing leading and trailing white spaces is one of the big bike-shedding issues.

Subroutines and functions in Perl

The first steps towards better structured application and code-reuse is creating functions. Here are the basics.


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. - Open Source Developers Conference - Taiwan

April 19-20, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan

Dutch Perl Workshop 2013

April 19, 2013, Arnhem, The Netherlands

DC Baltimore Perl Workshop

April 20, 2013, Baltimore, DC, USA

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