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Booking.com: How We Spent Two Days Making Perl Faster
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by marto
on May 23, 2015 at 04:09

    Booking.com have published a new blog entry:

    "A recent Booking.com hackathon provided us the opportunity to investigate speeding up integer allocation in the Perl interpreter. If successful, this could optimize nearly every program we run. We discovered that a naive implementation could work, but would make the code a lot more difficult to maintain. Our path lead us to attempt to leverage the C preprocessor to improve code clarity while opening doors to real gains in program execution speed."

perl-5.22.0-RC1 is available for testing
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by Tux
on May 20, 2015 at 07:19

    With a lot of exciting fixes and speedups, this is your chance to test your applications and scripts against the next stable release of perl5, our beloved favorite language of choice :)

    There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded b +y its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity. -- Wolfe, Gene. Citadel of the Autarch

    We are happy to announce perl v5.22.0... RC1! This is the first release candidate of Perl 5.22.0.

    You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.0-RC1 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

    https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.22.0-RC1/

    SHA1 digests for this release are:

    1071900bc3256fe4192838bae20d584c5b9c9057 perl-5.22.0-RC1.tar.bz2 84708890539e5f22ddd5225e8832f75dea1904a9 perl-5.22.0-RC1.tar.gz 32e8eee537d23d6f499b4763741a2f3822cdaee7 perl-5.22.0-RC1.tar.xz

    You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.

    perl-5.22.0's official release will occur on or about June 1st, 2015, assuming no critical bugs are found between now and then.

    UPDATE 2015-05-22:

    We are happy to announce perl v5.22.0... RC2! This is the second release candidate of Perl 5.22.0.

    You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.0-RC2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

    https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.22.0-RC2/

    SHA1 digests for this release are:

    3e29914391b638d827139178c162e9d3b3a4080d perl-5.22.0-RC2.tar.bz2 f899809eb6c18cbe9230b12dc21783356ecbe08d perl-5.22.0-RC2.tar.gz 086515e59b69fc9ed51039497854fa7016bae587 perl-5.22.0-RC2.tar.xz

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Sad News: Brian McCauley (4th Feb 1967 - 8th May 2015)
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by CountZero
on May 10, 2015 at 03:19
    Friar Brian McCauley, Perlmonk and member of Birmingham.pm, passed away on 8th May 2015. Barbie has written a moving post on his blog. We wish his wife Sam all strength in such difficult times.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

    My blog: Imperial Deltronics
Facepwn - Script Kiddies
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by KurtSchwind
on May 05, 2015 at 15:12
London PM Technical Meeting
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by davies
on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:58
QAH Berlin 2015 was a big success
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by Tux
on Apr 22, 2015 at 02:41
BrewCity PM: Fun with RapidApp by VANSTYN
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by MidLifeXis
on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:52
German Perl Workshop in Dresden / May 6th to May 8th 2015
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by Happy-the-monk
on Mar 31, 2015 at 06:49

    This piece of news by Roberto Schäfer just popped up on German language Perl monger mailing lists:

    You programm in Perl or teach the use of Perl? You have new ideas, a great project or a thrilling story to tell about the use of Perl? You want to get to know new ideas and concepts in Perl programming? Then you're right at the German Perl Workshop 2015!

    The German Perl Workshop is the largest German speaking event about Perl. It is the right platform for your idea, your project or your story. In 2015 the German Perl Workshop will take place from May 6th to May 8th at the "Volkshaus" in Dresden. About 130 attendees where at the 2014 workshop.

    We are searching for: Your idea. Your project. Your story. We are looking for challenging presentations for our program. Those might be Lightning Talks 5min), short presentations (20 minutes) or long lectures (40 min). If you search for suggestions for lecture topics, try looking through the FAQ (german).

    Please submit your paper proposals on the website as soon as possible. The official deadline March 31st, but we are still searching for some more presentations!

    The presentations and participants are the heart of our workshop. We are looking forward to seeing you - as a participant and as a speaker. You can also attend the workshop by registering on our website: http://act.yapc.eu/gpw2015/

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info (at) gpw2015.de

    Here's the corresponding German Perl Workshop 6..8 May 2015 Registration open, Call for Papers

    Cheers, Sören

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

perl 5.21.10 released
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by AppleFritter
on Mar 20, 2015 at 17:21

    Perl 5.21.10, another development release, came out on March 20th (that's today!). Get it on CPAN or on metaCPAN while it's hot!

    And here's the perldelta as well:

    (This my first time posting a piece of Perl news. If I broke anything, e.g. a link, please /msg me and I'll fix it.)

BrewCity Perlmongers meeting: 2015-Mar-19, 7:00 pm (GMT-0500)
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by MidLifeXis
on Mar 16, 2015 at 13:44

    Miscellaneous Debris by fREW

    The Milwaukee PerlMongers chapter meeting for March is on Thursday the 19th at 7:00 pm, Milwaukkee time. The meeting and presentation will be broadcast on the Brew City Perlmongers G+ page. See the Meetup announcement for more details.

    --MidLifeXis

TechWorld article on Perl Use in Fortune 500 companies
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by KurtSchwind
on Mar 12, 2015 at 15:29
Larry Wall in InfoWorld
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by KurtSchwind
on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:48
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

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