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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
Perl statistics on
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by reisinge
on May 15, 2018 at 07:20

    I've just stumbled upon this portal and found some interesting Perl related statistics.

    As the complexity of a system increases, so does the likelyhood of a failure.
Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA v0.30: compatible with OpenSSL 1.1.0
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by 1nickt
on May 05, 2018 at 14:11

    Hi all, the latest version (0.30) of Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA was released this week. Notable among other improvements is the addition of support for OpenSSL 1.1.0.

    This is great news because many platforms are installing OpenSSL v1.1.0 by default (e.g. the aptitude package manager I use on Ubuntu), which leads to the familiar XS header file incompatibilities that prevent XS-based modules from installing. These include Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA, which is required by Crypt::LE, the wrapper around the free certificate issuer Let's Encrypt's API, which was what I was trying to set up. Since LE certificates expire in 90 days, automatic renewal is important, and I was really wanting to manage that with Perl. Thanks to Todd Rinaldo that's possible again.

    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Tiobe index - Perl is having a hard time
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by reisinge
on May 01, 2018 at 14:47

    "But what about Perl? Till 2005 it was the most dominating scripting language in the world. In 2008 we said in an interview with Dr. Dobb's Journal that Perl would go extinct based on the trend we saw in the TIOBE index at that time. After this a religious war started with Perl diehards who claimed that this won't happen and that the TIOBE index was being gamed. Stevan Little gave a ground-breaking talk in 2013 called "Perl is not dead, it is a dead end" indicating that once software engineers leave the Perl language they will never come back. Personally I think that the fork of Perl 6 (and its delays for decades) together with the unclear future of what was going to happen to the language was the main reason for engineers to look for alternatives such as Python and Ruby. And still today the Perl community hasn't defined a clear future, and as a consequence, it is slowly fading away." -- TIOBE Index for April 2018 (retrieved on 2018-05-01)

    There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. -- Morpheus
Netherlands Perl Workshop 7 July 2018 – announcement
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by woolfy
on May 01, 2018 at 07:52
    Netherlands Perl Workshop is coming up on July 7th.
    You are welcome to come over, and register, and submit talks.

    It will be fun, educational, useful, and fun.

The PTS 2018 in Oslo was a huge success
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by Tux
on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:31

    Some news about the PTS 2018 Oslo

    Up to 2016, this event was known as Perl QA Hackathon - PQAH.

    The PTS is a free of charge coding workshop for people involved in Quality Assurance, testing, packaging, CPAN, and other projects related to quality assurance. The workshop is not necessarily exclusive to Perl projects, however, many of the attendees will be planning to work on projects that have a direct benefit to the Perl language.

    This was the 11th event that focuses solely on the QA of perl testing and the toolchain (Configure, CPANTESTERS, Build systems, MetaCPAN, PAUSE, authorizations, modules, dependencies etc etc)

    It started in Oslo back in 2008, when we needed to define things like parallel testing and focus slowly shifted since then towards the complete CPAN ecosystem, form starting a module to describing the requirements for authors maintaining modules "up-river". It was very productive again and I want to specifically thank all the sponsors for enabling this event (and op cause Salve, Philippe, Neil, Laurent, and Stig for organizing it)!

    The sponsors: NUUG Foundation, Teknologihuset,, cPanel, FastMail, Elastic, ZipRecruiter, MaxMind, MongoDB, SureVoIP, Campus Explorer, Bytemark, Infinity Interactive, OpusVL, Eligo, Perl Services, and Oetiker+Partner.

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
ngnix unit supports perl
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by morgon
on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:58
    To be honest I don't really know (yet) what the new ngnix unit web and application-server is really all about, but isn't it nice that it also supports Perl (apart from Python, PHP, Go etc)?

    I think it is.

Tau Station (MMORPG in Perl)
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by hippo
on Apr 19, 2018 at 05:23

    For those always looking for answers to, "What's written in Perl these days?", another candidate has been released. Tau Station has just entered open alpha. This is one of Ovid's projects, so you know it will be good. Play the game at

Dutch Perl Workshop 2018
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by Tux
on Apr 09, 2018 at 12:05

    The Dutch Perl Workshop 2018 will be in Arnhem. is pleased invite you to the 14th Dutch Perl Workshop! Our workshops are yearly meetings of experienced and beginning Perl lovers. One whole day of long and short lectures for everyone.

    • Saturday July 7 in the StayOkay in Arnhem
      (just an hour drive from Amsterdam center, Schiphol, Düsseldorf)

    Last year, the European Perl Conference took place in Amsterdam, so we skipped a year for the Workshop. After a few events in Utrecht, we are back to our original location at the StayOkay: a friendly and affordable hostel.

    With still three months to go, we do not have all the details yet. The current plan is:

    • Early arrivals welcome on Friday at hackerspace Hack42
    • Saturday from 9:30 to 18:00, various presentations in two tracks:
      • one track of talks in English
      • one track of talks in Dutch, maybe some in English
      Followed by the Social Event: BBQ and aftermath
    • Sunday has various offerings
      • extended tutorials on Perl 6, by Andrew Shitov
      • hands-on "Perl on embedded devices", by Jens Rehsack
      • group trips to nearby Burgers' Zoo or Openairmuseum
      We will detail these later, probably add a few. These additions will only happen when enough people pre-register. Watch your mail closely for announcements.

    We would like everyone to contribute a talk. There are 5, 10, 20, and 40 minutes slots. Of course, it is not required to contribute this way, but we really like to hear your experiences with Perl.

    A large number of participants arrive the evening before the Workshop, and often also stay the following night. Beds are available from 35€ per night: the later you book, the more expensive they get. Book now! Book your bed yourself at: StayOK. There are also hotels and AirBNBs nearby. Please list in the wiki where you stay.

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
MN Perl User Group
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by wjw
on Apr 08, 2018 at 11:03

    I hope this is appropriate. Let me know if not.

    The Minnesota Perl User Group is hosting a meetup as follows. This is copies directly from the meetup announcement. Any monks here who are in the area will be more than welcome!

    From the meetup announcement

    Presentations on Dancer2 and DBIx::Class!

    Time: May 15th at 7PM

    Place: 15 S 5th St, Minneapolis. The doors will be unlocked until 7:30PM. Take elevators to 5th floor. My number is 612-203-5858; please call if anything goes awry.

    Food: We discussed last time and I believe Wes (and others) suggested that we have presentations first and then go out to eat together. Let's discuss where this might be at the meetup.

    Topic: Ben and Matt present. Ben will show off the web framework Dancer2, and Matt will present a few interesting parts about the DBMS ORM DBIx::Class (and also what all those letters stand for).

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

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

Perl Developer Survey 2018
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by choroba
on Apr 05, 2018 at 11:44
    Perl Developer Survey is back. Last year, it had 849 participants. How many will respond this year? Open until the 7th of May.

    ($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,

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