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Perl 6 for Mere Mortals
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by marto
on Mar 05, 2015 at 08:39

    ovid has posted Perl 6 for Mere Mortals (warning, YouTube video):

    "Perl 6 is a great language, but sometimes the enthusiasts talk about the crazy, scary things you can do with it. In this talk, I discuss how easy it is to really use."

Mojolicious 6.0 Released
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by brilant_blue
on Feb 27, 2015 at 01:55
Removing AUTOLOAD from CGI.pm
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by leej
on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:49
DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop 2015 - April 11-12 - Speakers Wanted!
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by awwaiid
on Feb 08, 2015 at 14:05

    Attention Speakers! You are invited to submit talks for the 2015 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop, which will be held on Saturday April 11 2015, in Silver Spring, MD (same venue as last year).

    As in previous years, by default talks are 20-25 minutes, which we've found is a sweet spot for most topics. We get a great variety -- enough to get a dose of newness and not overwhelm. We also welcome proposals for more tutorial-style talks of around 50 minutes. We'll take the talks and build out a two-track schedule.

    Speakers of all levels are welcome! This regional meetup is great for getting your first taste of giving a community talk, sharing projects or topics that you have experience with, or even doing a first run for a talk you'll be presenting at a larger conference such as YAPC::NA 2015 in Salt Lake City! All Perl-related topics are welcome -- from beginner to advanced, from technical to social.

    No need to submit talks for the Sunday April 12 hackathon -- we'll have more info on that code and learning festival in future updates! And of course -- all are welcome to register for the conference; $25 for early-registration prior to March 1. Free registration for students and the unemployed.

    So head on over to dcbpw.org to sign up to speak (or attend)!. If you have any questions, email us (dcbpw-organizers@googlegroups.com)! We'll even be happy to help you tune your topic.

Perl 6 by Christmas 2015, perhaps.
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by marto
on Feb 02, 2015 at 12:37

    "...Larry has announced that the Perl 6 Developers will attempt to make a development release of Version 1.0 of Perl 6.0 in time for his 61st Birthday this year and a Version 1.0 release by Christmas 2015."

    For more details see the following post: Fosdem 2015: It's Christmas!

Bitcoin Perl Modules
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by Favioflamingo
on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:18
    Hello everyone,

    I have written perl wrappers for a bitcoin c library (cbitcoin). I have not posted it to CPAN, but I have packaged it into a debian package. Please take a look.

    https://github.com/favioflamingo/libcbitcoin-perl

    So far, you can only create hierarchial deterministics keys and transactions (incl multi-sig).

German Perl Workshop 6..8 May 2015 Registration open, Call for Papers
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by Happy-the-monk
on Jan 28, 2015 at 15:21

    Links in this post lead to mostly German language web sites.
    Translating an email message originally written in German by reneeb:

    Hi Perl mongers,

    By now you will find the web page of the German Perl Workshop 2015 online.

    You may register starting today. It would be preferable not to postpone registration to the very last minute as that would give us extra trouble organising catering etc.

    You may also submit talks, deadline is 15 March 2015. I am looking forward to many fascinating talks, as those a good workshop do make.

    The team of organisers offer this (albeit incomplete) list of wanted topics. Do not hesitate to offer talks on other topics if you prefer. Even non-perl topics may be worth while, (last year we had a Haskell talk). Sometimes we get our best inspirations when we learn something about seemingly unrelated things.

    See a price list with un-changed entry fees that have remained level for many years. The team of organisers have negotiated special conditions at some of the nearby hotels.

    Book your ticket now, submit your talk, and look forward to the German Perl Workshop.

    Cheers,
    (reneeb originally)

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Perl back in TIOBE top ten
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by soonix
on Jan 08, 2015 at 10:53
    Just noticed (via german-lnguage publisher heise) that Perl is on rank 9 in TIOBE's January 2015 list.
    Still not #1, but certainly not dead :-)

    Update: I would have included a link to TIOBE if they had permalinks to specific months.

London Perl Hackday
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by davies
on Jan 02, 2015 at 12:44
Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge
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by marto
on Jan 02, 2015 at 07:11

    The text below is taken from the post Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge. Seems like a nice way to encourage involvement:

    "If you join the CPAN pull request challenge, then at the start of each month in 2015 you'll be emailed a (somewhat) randomly selected CPAN distribution. You'll have one month to submit at least one pull request. You don't have to be an experienced Perl programmer, CPAN author, or githubber. The goal is to help others, possibly learn something, and hopefully have a bit of fun."

Stop Using Perl
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by shmem
on Dec 30, 2014 at 13:46

    Sad news from Germany.

    At the 31st Chaos Computer Club Congress, Netanel Rubin (a researcher within Checkpoint) gave a talk about Perl which boils down to misconceptions about lists in perl, which ends with this

    Summary
    • Lists are hazardous, bizarre expressions
    • Perl is a hazardous, bizarre language
    • Now's the time to stop using Perl!
      • Stop the write-only code
      • Stop the miss-functional OOP
      • Stop the security breaches all over the place
    • At least know your language "features"

    I am absolutely disappointed of the CCC for allowing such a shallow talk which culminates in bashing a language (perl in this case) for documented and expected behaviour of its syntax. The bugs encountered may be spectacular and lurking there for years, but they can easily be fixed from within, without altering the language in any way. How about ditching C and claiming "C programming is harmful" for the existence of the very common pitfall of something called "buffer overflow"?

    And, more sadness, Fefe called it brilliant. A strong response from the perl community is due IMHO.

    update: the "security breaches all over the place" are located in the small, but important, corner of web applications and the interaction between CGI and DBI. This is in no manner "all over the place". The author did in no way address "miss-functional OOP" nor "write-only code".

    And of course you need to know the features of a language you use.

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 12: Merry Christmas! RPerl v1.0 Beta 2 On CPAN
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by Will_the_Chill
on Dec 25, 2014 at 21:21
    Howdy Monks,

    After another year of work, I've had to abandon PPI and created a whole new RPerl grammar from scratch:

    https://github.com/wbraswell/rperl/blob/master/lib/RPerl/Grammar.eyp

    Installation should now be as simple as:

    $ cpanm WBRASWELL/RPerl-1.000_002.tar.gz

    For more information about install options, please see:

    https://github.com/wbraswell/rperl/blob/master/INSTALL

    We're up to the point of generating an RPerl abstract syntax tree (AST) from valid RPerl input source code, next there are a few more grammar tests to implement, and then the AST-to-C++ code generator, then that's it!

    Sorry it's taken so long, but as usual this software development project turned out to be much more complex than originally anticipated. :-)

    Perling,
    ~ Will the Chill, rperl.org & austin.pm
Happy Birthday Perl Monks! (15 today)
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by eyepopslikeamosquito
on Dec 22, 2014 at 21:35

    As indicated by vroom, Perl Monks turns fifteen today!

    Congratulations vroom for creating this fantastic site in the first place, and to the many thousands of Perl Monks who have contributed useful, interesting, and sometimes quirky, content over the past fifteen years, making this site not only a great technical resource for Perl, but also a fun place to hang out.

perl-5.20.1 depots for HP-UX finally available
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by Tux
on Dec 14, 2014 at 03:46
Programming puzzles using PERL
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by saurabh2k26
on Dec 01, 2014 at 11:06

    I participate in lot on online programming quiz like codeforces, codechef, hackerrank etc. I had observed that very few people code using PERL. It is sometimes as low as 1 in 4000 participants. I have started a blog to encourage people code more in PERL

    You can find some interesting problems with solution in PERL at perlquiz.blogspot.in


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