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YEF needs you
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by Tux
on Sep 10, 2018 at 17:45

    Did you enjoy Glasgow (or any previous TPC or YAPC)? please read and consider if you are the one YEF is looking for, so we all will have those awesome gatherings in the years to come (and we can all meet again, YEAH!)

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Live Streams (and Recordings) of the Perl Conference 2018 in Glasgow
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by haukex
on Aug 16, 2018 at 08:12
Run Perl 5 in the Browser!
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by haukex
on Aug 16, 2018 at 08:10

    Have you ever wanted to do this?

    <html> <head> <title>Hello, Perl World!</title> <script type="text/perl"> print "Hello, Perl World!\n"; </script> </head> <body></body> </html>

    Well, now you can!* :-)

    I just released what I'm calling WebPerl - please see the website for all the documentation, downloadable demo, and source code. It's still very much in beta, and your feedback is very welcome!

    I gave a lightning talk on it yesterday at YAPC::EU 2018 in Glasgow, you can see the recording of the live stream here (link should go to 8h9m40s). Update: The video seems to have gone down, unfortunately. Will update once something is back up, for now the website contains all the documentation. Update 2: Video is back up, thanks for pointing it out, Corion! New Video Link (link should go to 8h12m)

    * Update: What you need to do to make the above example work is download WebPerl, put the files in the same directory as the HTML file, and add <script src="webperl.js"></script> in the above HTML - then you should get the output of the print in your browser's JavaScript console. The website also gives some more "quick start" instructions.

    Update 2: I have since posted a few more nodes on WebPerl:

Carp::Always comeback
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by ferreira
on Aug 12, 2018 at 13:00
Minnesota Perl User Group Meeting - 08-07-2018
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by wjw
on Aug 06, 2018 at 17:18

    Sorry for the late notice: We will meet at the following location on 08-07-2018:

    Culver's - St Anthony 4004 Silver Lake Rd NE, St Anthony, MN 55421 (612) 781-3450

    Time = 7:00pm Central Time

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

DBD::MariaDB Beta
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by choroba
on Jun 28, 2018 at 03:13
    The beta version of DBD::MariaDB is now on CPAN.

    It's a fork of DBD::mysql with many fixes that were impossible in the original distribution (including security fixes and Unicode support). Enjoy and help us by reporting any issues you encounter!

    ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
TPC - Salt lake city - 2018 - Videos
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by marto
on Jun 26, 2018 at 14:43 - An alternative to
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by marto
on Jun 25, 2018 at 06:24 has had some issues for many years. Previously I've spent some time trying to diagnose and fix some of them, but in these cases couldn't reproduce the problems locally. Fortunately an alternative has been developed. Take a look at

    Update: For clarity, I have nothing to do with, I just thought the announcement was worth posting here.

Perl 5.28.0 Released
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by kcott
on Jun 24, 2018 at 23:24
Perl 5.26 now available on CentOS7/RHEL7
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by hippo
on Jun 12, 2018 at 10:13

    The stock system perl on RHEL7/CentOS7 has been 5.16.3 since these OS versions were launched back in 2014. Now a much newer perl (5.26) is available to install as a package via SCL. See today's announcement for more details.

Perl 6 Tutorial at TPC in Salt Lake City
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by drforr
on May 29, 2018 at 11:03
    Come join me on Friday for The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Perl 6 and learn the basics of one of O'Reilly's up-and-coming languages!

    We'll start with a hands-on tutorial covering the basics including the new grammar matching system and some of the newer object-oriented features, and work our way up to creating our own Perl 6 modules. I've run similar hands-on workshops at the last two European TPCs, a 3-hour version at OSCON 2 years running, and DevDays in Vilnius.

shutter needs a maintainer
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by morgon
on May 27, 2018 at 15:32
The 2018 Perl Developer Survey Results
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by wjw
on May 23, 2018 at 08:52

    Another interesting navel-gazing (from the community perspective) bit of data built on a thousand respondents to a survey. I will assume that citing and referencing are sort of built in once you get to the page, so won't waste the bytes here.

    The Results

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

New Perl Selenium ebook
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by davies
on May 19, 2018 at 06:28

    Shameless plug: Selenium and Perl

    Those of you who stayed to the end of last year's London Perl Workshop may remember Davorg's lightning talk, available at YouTube. I had written 20 pages of documentation for Martin Berends to deliver as a workshop. Dave & I agreed that this would be an appropriate subject to expand and publish. It's over 3 times the length of the handout we gave to people at the LPW and, Dave says, over twice the length of his Perl Taster. I'm also entertaining fantasies of it leading a few people to PerlMonks.


    John Davies

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by marto
on May 17, 2018 at 02:39

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