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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!)
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 nowthe 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.