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Perl Advent Calendars 2016
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by marto
on Dec 01, 2016 at 02:31

    It's that time again, Perl 5 (looks like it needs a kick at time of writing fixed) & Perl 6.

Security release - use after free in DBD::mysql when using prepared statements
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by stevieb
on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:03
Nominations open for the White Camel Awards
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by stevieb
on Nov 27, 2016 at 09:26

    Brian D. Foy's blog post

    From the mentioned blog post:

    "We're looking for nominations for the 2016 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!"
YAPC::NA 2017 June 18th - 23rd in Alexandria, Virginia
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by LanX
on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:33
Perl on OpenShift - A Gentle Intro -
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by Tommy
on Nov 13, 2016 at 20:11

    Tomorrow night (11/14/2016) the DFW Perl Mongers will be livestreaming our monthly meeting on youtube, with an introductory presentation on how to deploy Perl applications and microservices on Red Hat OpenShift (DevOps with Docker at cloud scale).

    PRESENTATION: A Gentle Introduction to Perl on OpenShift



    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm US Central
    Location: Dallas Makerspace
    1825 Monetary Ln, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Phone: (214) 699-6537


    If you plan to attend online interactively with us, please install the hangouts app/plugin from and send your google ID *in advance* to dfw.perlmongers -at- and we'll add you to the online classroom.

    A mistake can be valuable or costly, depending on how faithfully you pursue correction
Yet another Moose(not)
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by alexbyk
on Nov 12, 2016 at 07:30
    Hi. I made a new release of a tiny but fast OO module and marked it as "in alpha state". It's like a Moose, but requires less typing

    Check the syntax here

    Check it out On CPAN

    Need feedback.

    PS: Also it contains a new "Exporter", "Dependency injection", "Promises", "try_catch" for quick and safe application development

David Farrell's berrybrew has been updated
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by stevieb
on Nov 11, 2016 at 14:31

    With David's permission and blessing, I've merged the numerous updates and features I wrote into my berrybrew into his.

    If you want or need his previous version, checkout this commit (6bc28ae).

    I want to thank David for providing this software originally, and being very polite and easy to communicate with. I do not use Windows as a normal platform, but whilst writing Test::BrewBuild, kind of needed it, and the only Windows perlbrew that was available.

    Thanks David!


Perl is No 1 highest paid skill
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by VinsWorldcom
on Oct 22, 2016 at 18:21
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by marto
on Oct 03, 2016 at 05:19

    There has been a security release of DBD::mysql, to address a bug dating back to 2005:

    "A vulnerability was discovered that can lead to a buffer overflow, possibly triggered by user supplied data. This vulnerability is present in all releases at least back to versions 3.0 of the driver, which were released in 2005.

    The CVE identifier for this vulnerability is CVE-2016-1246.

    A version including the fix for this vulnerability is available on CPAN at

    Users of DBD::mysql are advised to patch their installations as soon as possible."

Hacktoberfest 2016
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by marto
on Oct 01, 2016 at 11:16

    Hacktoberfest is upon us, maintainers can flag or create issues with the Hacktoberfest label, contributors: 4 Pull Requests gets you a t-shirt.

To: authors of tools consuming CPAN, re: skipping authors' /Perl6/* directories, on/after Sept 13th
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by raiph
on Aug 30, 2016 at 17:22
    From The PSIXDISTS experiment:

    If you have tools consuming CPAN, you need to update them to understand that the /Perl6/ subdirectory of an author directory is perl6 code, not perl5, and to either skip those dists or handle them accordingly.

CPAN day 2016
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by marto
on Aug 11, 2016 at 04:05

    Just a reminder that Tuesday 16th August is CPAN day.

Dataflow for fun (and profit!) with Uri Guttman
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by Tommy
on Aug 08, 2016 at 12:49

    TONIGHT (August 8th, 2016), the Dallas/Ft Worth Perl Mongers host special guest Uri Guttman in an online hangout, open to all who are interested.

    This talk will be about dataflow, a way to organize and architect your software which has many advantages. It is an expanded version of the lightning talk I gave in June at The Perl Conference in Orlando. The speaker is Uri Guttman, a Perl and dataflow expert who is very active in the Perl community. He is the author of File::Slurp, Template::Simple and several other CPAN modules. Uri resides in the Boston area and is looking for Perl work.

    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm US Central time
    Location: Online -OR- Visit us @ Dallas Makerspace
    1825 Monetary Ln, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Phone: (214) 699-6537

    If you'd like to participate interactively in the live discussion, please install the google hangouts app/plugin and send your google ID in advance to (dfw.perlmongers at gmail)

    You can download google hangouts from

    Mistakes can be valuable when you faithfully pursue correction
Perl5 plugin for IntelliJ IDEA v2.2 has been released
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by hurricup
on Aug 02, 2016 at 02:46


    • Support for strictures module
    • You may now choose perlcritic/perltidy executable with any extension (or even without it) on any OS
    • Subs parameter info (Ctrl+P)
    • Override method action may now be invoked using IDEAs default hotkey (Ctrl+O)
    • Improved console log filter, now catching any file-like text with optional line number, should not cause catastrophic backtracking on binary data
    • Implemented proper outlining of perl live-templates for Mojolicious, HTML::Mason and Mason2
    • POD parts of the perl file are now available in the structure view as a separate branch
    • Template language for Embedded Perl, Mojolicious, HTML::Mason and Mason2 is now configurable via Settings > Template Data Language
    • You may now disable notification about unconfigured Perl interpreter/Perl SDK, thanks to @mcrawford-dayspring
    • Experimental EOL annotations removed. They could be easily misguiding and buggy.
    • New inspection checks that perl identifiers in non-utf files are correct, according to the perldoc. Thanks to @almirus
    • New intention allows you to convert foreach loop to for, by @brnrc
    • Improved completion and resolving for code in breakpoints conditions and watches
    • Code generation:
      • Getters now being generated in faster form: return $_[0]->{keyname}
      • Overriden methods now using proper self-reference variable from parent method, not $self in any case
    • Template Toolkit 2:
      • Color settings page for Template Toolkit syntax
      • Using keywords or operators in identifiers now shows adequate error message
      • Formatter is now available
    • Mojolicious:
      • Hitting enter in the middle of the outlined line now adds an outline marker on the next line
      • Perl live-templates wrapping with line markers in Mojo templates, also fixed a bug with occasional re-formatting
    • Debugger:
      • Run and debugging settings are now on separated tabs
      • New options:
        • Initialization code - allows you to run piece of Perl code after debugger been initialized, e.g. use DB::Skip (requires DB::Camelcadedb
        • Non-interactive mode - allows to pause the debugger and manage breakpoints while script is running. Disabled by default, moderate performance impact.
        • Compile-time breakpoints - allows to handle breakpoints on use statements and in BEGIN blocks. Disabled by default, significant performance impact.


    • It's not possible anymore to inject other languages in hash elements and hash slices keys
    • Escaped quotes now being handled correctly with language injections in strings
    • Perl::Tidy re-formatting of large files now works correctly, thanks to @YuraKotov
    • It's now possible to disable bold style of keywords and configure built-in subs, packages and variables styles and colors, thanks to @Dgc2002
    • Occasional sharp addition on the enter typing in Mojo templates
    • Occasional exceptions in PyCharm
    • Occasional exceptions in Mason, HTML::Mason files since 2016.2
    • Exception on package file moving/renaming since 2016.2
    • ENV variables persistence in Run/Debug configurations, thanks to @prastovac
    • Template Toolkit
      • JS line comment bug in templates
      • Bug with PROCESS directive capturing parsing
      • Bug with hash elements when keys are quoted


Alpine Perl Workshop (2nd and 3rd of September) Call for Papers extended
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by Corion
on Jul 26, 2016 at 05:08

    The Alpine Perl Workshop 2016 in Innsbruck organizing team has extended the deadline for the submission of papers until Sunday, August 21.

    Talks can be in English or German, preferably in the language you feel more comfortable in. Any topic about Perl 5, Perl 6, CPAN, other Perl-related topics and not-so-much-Perl-related are welcome.

    They offer 20 and 40 minutes slots and lightning talks (5 minutes).

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