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Last best chance to rename "Perl6" ?
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by 1nickt
on Oct 09, 2018 at 21:38
eBook Released! Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl
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by stevieb
on Oct 01, 2018 at 14:05

    It's finally here! The Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl eBook has been released!

    I have to admit that due to several significant instances of trauma in my life over the past year I wasn't able to provide much assistance at all, so all of the credit here goes to Timm. I will continue on with the project though (editing duties, adding additional chapters etc) going forward.

    I want to especially thank all of the financial contributors who brought the book to life, and all of those who have provided insights into both the book itself, and aspects of it.

    If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, issues or otherwise with the book itself, the ideas it presents or the actual code, don't hesitate to contact me here, or at my contact email here.

    Cheers!

    -stevieb

Hacktoberfest 2018
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by marto
on Oct 01, 2018 at 05:45
Rakudo.js update - running Perl 6 in the browser with Parcel
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by marto
on Sep 28, 2018 at 09:26
Mojolicious 8 released
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by marto
on Sep 17, 2018 at 14:00

    Mojolicious 8 has been released. There's an announcement here, with links to conference slides and a video, as well as describing some of the changes.

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 http://www.yapceurope.org/reboot.html 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
perldoc.pl - An alternative to perldoc.perl.org
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by marto
on Jun 25, 2018 at 06:24

    http://perldoc.perl.org 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 https://perldoc.pl.

    Update: For clarity, I have nothing to do with perldoc.pl, 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.


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