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perldoc.pl - An alternative to perldoc.perl.org
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by marto
on Jun 25, 2018 at 06:24
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.

    Regards,

    John Davies

Goodbye search.cpan.org
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by marto
on May 17, 2018 at 02:39
Perl statistics on stackshare.io
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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, Booking.com, 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 https://unit.nginx.org/ 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 https://taustation.space/.


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