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Perl Weekly Issue #13 - October 24, 2011
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Now to the posts:
Mojolicious 2.0 released: Perl real-time web framework
Congratulation to Sebastian Riedel (sri) and the rest of the Mojolicious
team! A number of significant changes were listed in the announcement.
For example the minimum required version of perl was moved up to 5.10.1
and Morbo was added. Morbo is the self-restarting development web server
that just works, even on Windows.
Teaching a Modern Perl Class in NYC!
John Napiorkowski is running an 8-week long Perl class introducing Modern
Perl to people new to Perl. This seems like a great opportunity to send a
friend of you to learn Perl on a very low cost training class.
Module testing basics
Jacinta Richardson has just sent out the latest issue of the Perl Tips.
This is a great overview of why you need to write automated tests. She is
also describing the two major testing strategies: White Box Testing and
Black Box Testing. In addition, if you were subscribed to their perl-tips
newsletter, you'd get a discount on their next training course.
After more than 2 months of absence, Denise, one of the two owners of the
site, has posted a longish update on what's going on at Dreamwidth. In
case you don't know, DreamWidth is an open source fork of the LiveJournal
system with a very open policy of publishing content.
Simple config for the perl debugger
Chisel gives some very useful tips on how to configure the built-in command
line debugger of Perl.
CPAN modules for parsing User-Agent strings
Another excellent post by Neil Bowers comparing modules to parse the
User-Agent strings passed by browsers to web servers. It sounds like a
simple problem but due to the 'interesting' decisions made by the browser
authors it became an annoyance. Having so many different solutions to
this problem just adds to the confusion so I think it is great Neil
compared them and recommended one.
Taming Pod::Weaver, part 2 - Plugins, Sections and Bundles
Yanick Champoux continuous describing how to use Pod::Weaver. Specifically
he described plugins, sections and bundles
ElasticSearch::Sequence - a blazing fast ticket server
Clinton Gormley is considering ditching RDBM for his next application and
using ElasticSearch as the only data store. For this he wanted to have a
human friendly way to get unique sequence numbers from ElasticSearch.
Why do you want new major features in core?
Some people complain that 5.12 and 5.14 have not added many new user
visible features to Perl. Leon Timmermans asks why do we want them. I
think the more interesting question would be 'What new features do you
want in core Perl?' and that's what some people answered. That's what you
should also consider and post as a comment.
Splicing two sockets in Perl (request for help)
Peter Makholm describes a sequence of operations he has implemented several
times already - something like a proxy - and how this was getting
frustrating to do so and how it was not working really well. So he is
proposing a new module to wrap splice(2) of Linux.
Parrot 3.9.0 'Archaeopteryx' Released
Posted by Jonathan 'Duke' Leto
An optimizer lands, bringing native operators
Jonathan Worthington describes his work that will be included in the
October release of Rakudo. This brings the performance of Rakudo, in some
very specific cases, to be - let me be careful here - not too far from
that of Perl 5.
yapc asia: awesome
Lovely report by Ricardo Signes (rjbs)
Listing of all (?) the blogs posts about YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011
Daisuke Maki (lestrrat) points out that they collected more than 150 blog
posts about YAPC::Asia. Most of them are in Japanese of course but there
are a number of entries in English for the rest of us. I think this is
awesome to have so much publicity and to provide some sort of recognition
to the bloggers themselves.
German Perl Workshop
This is the report of the 3rd day of the German Perl Workshop by Wolfgang
Kinkeldei. Links to the previous reports can be found in the comments.
Twin City Perl Workshop
November 4-5, 2011, Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia
London Perl Workshop (LPW2011)
November 12, 2011, London, UK
The Perl Oasis
January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
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