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|| ||Mon, 7 Nov 2011 03:36:56 -0800|
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Perl Weekly Issue #15 - November 7, 2011
You can read the newsletter on the web, if you prefer.
After a long break I restarted the Test Automation Tips newsletter. Link to
the latest article was included in this issue of the Perl Weekly. If you
are interested in the subject, go ahead and subscribe now.
In just a few days from now I am flying to London to visit the London Perl
Workshop and to give a free training session there. I am going to send the
next issue of the Perl Weekly from there.
Are you using Google+? If yes, I need your help. Please visit the main page
of the <a href=http://perlweekly.com/>Perl Weekly</a>, scroll down to the
bottom and click on the +1 sign if its not blue yet. It started at 29 today
in the morning. Can we make it 100 or maybe even 200 by the end of the day?
Now to the articles:
Winter 2011: Die Ausgabe 20 des Perl-Magazins '$foo' ist da!
Renee Baecker announced that the 20th edition of the German $foo Magazine
is at the newstands. Well, sort of. Of course, it is in German.
Ricardo Signes becomes the new Perl 5 Pumpkin
Let's thank Jesse Vincent for his excellent work on leading the Perl 5
porters improving Perl in a direction we did not believe could happen.
Then let's thank Ricardo Signes (RJBS) for taking this hard job.
On Technical Friction and on Technical Debt
In response to an article by Ovid, linked from this article, chromatic
explains why he prefers to use the name 'technical friction' where
others, use 'technical debt'. Its an interesting discussion that can have
some impact on how developers and management sees (bad) code.
Happy Birthday, MetaCPAN!
Olaf Alders celebrates the first anniversary of MetaCPAN and uses the
opportunity to mention the recent changes. If you still have not switched
to MetaCPAN, this might be a good opportunity to give it a try.
Jacquard 03: Setting Up Authentication
John Anderson (genehack) continuous his series explaining how he is
building a Catalyst based project. This time he is using
CatalystX::SimpleLogin to add authentication to the application. Code,
explanations, tests. It's a great series to learn how to build a real
Explaining Why Moose is Awesome ? The Direct Way
John Wang takes his recent experience explaining why he is using Perl and
shows what kind of articles he would like to see. In a nutshell, he tries
to show 'How Moose makes Perl more Maintainable than Other Languages'.
The CPAN Book
A while ago Alberto Simões started a CPAN book. As he is too busy with his
regular work now he asked for contributors. If you like the idea and have
some time, this can be a great way to contribute to the community.
FLOSS Weekly: Episode 189 - Perl Critic
In this weeks episode of the FLOSS Weekly Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb
interview Jeffrey Thalhammer, the developer of Perl::Critic. It's an hour
long video (though you can also download the audio alone) in which you
can learn about the history and the future of Perl Critic. You can hear
about the problems the developers encountered but maybe most importantly
you can get some ideas how to get started with it and how to convince
your manager and your co-workers to use it.
Stanislav Sinyagin gave presentations about 3 Perl-based open-source
software products for network management and monitoring: Torrus, Gerty
Traveling Salesman without Farmer's Daughter
Dave Jacoby from /var/log/rant describes his alternative to the well known
traveling salesman problem and provides code implementing it.
Presentazion - a DWIM slides HTML/JS software, with PDF export
Almost every Perl programmer who ever gave a presentation has written a
system for creating slides. Some have done it more than once. This time
Michele Beltrame (arthas) shares his own version. It looks simple and
very nice and he shared the code as well. I think I'll rewrite mine now,
based on ideas from his software :)
Mojolicious hack of the day: WebSockets
Sebastian Riedel (sri) showing some code how WebSockets can be used in
Validation::Class, Mojolicious::Lite and HTML5 Form Field Rendering
Al Newkirk (awnstudio) created a screen-cast for Mojolicious.
CPAN Testers Summary - October 2011 - Some Great Reward
In his monthly CPAN Testers report Barbie told us about the e-mail reports
that are being sent again, about the updated statistics of the system and
that finally they might be able to accept donations.
TDD Best Practices in Perl
Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (vti) collected the best practices of TDD (Test
Testing a simple Perl module
When starting a new module it is very easy to start writing unit tests from
the beginning. In this article, from yours truly, you can learn how to
use the Perl testing framework in the most simple way. This article marks
the renewal of the Test Automation Tips newsletter. If you are
interested, please subscribe.
Linter in Test::WWW::Mechanize
I was a bit surprised to see Mark Keating (mdk) writing about Perl code and
not only about marketing and organizing things but maybe the fresh air in
San Francisco had its effects.
Examining MP3 Tags
Solomon Foster (colomon) takes the newly release Niecza Perl 6 for a ride
to handle his collection of 23,564 MP3 files.
Public Perl Training classes in Australia
Damian Conway is going to give 4 public training classes in Melbourne and
Brisbane. I guess I don't need to explain why is it great to hear the
Perl Best Practices from its author but maybe the Presentation Aikido
needs a bit more push. I was lucky to see part of this presentation at
YAPC::EU in Riga. It is great. If you give talks (e.g. at conferences or
in your company) it is worth attending.
Lots of new entries in the Perl Tutorial
I think in the last week I've published 5 new entries in the Perl Tutorial.
They are all more or less equal in importance so instead of pointing out
one of them, I am linking to the main page of the whole tutorial.
Helping people find good Perl tutorials
In this article I was trying to encourage the Perl community to help the
newbies by directing them to the good Perl Tutorials. At the end of the
article you can find a link to the new web site of Christian Walde
(Mithaldu) cataloging the Perl tutorials.
Perl Tutorial Hub
Christian Walde (Mithaldu) started a listing and evaluating all the Perl
tutorials on the Internet. It would be of great help if you could also
London Perl Workshop (LPW2011)
November 12, 2011, London, UK
The Perl Oasis
January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
German Perl workshop
March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany
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