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Please try to avoid duplicating news; but pointers (with summaries) to important stories on other sites are acceptable here.
"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."
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.
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
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
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.
Great article regarding Perl use in Fortune 500 companies. A great line "In the past, Mueller has maintained a tool for packaging Perl programs and libraries into one executable file. In this context, he says he privately provided support to many of the Fortune 500 companies."
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