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|| ||Mon, 14 Nov 2011 02:45:59 -0800|
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Perl Weekly Issue #16 - November 14, 2011
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I am sending this from London where I attended the UK Perl Workshop. It was
great. There were lots of interesting talks that I missed because I was
giving a 4 hour training.
There was also a social event after, that I enjoyed very much. There were
some 220-250 people who came to the event.
GCI - TPF needs your help to locate teenagers who would like to participate
in the Google Code-in and do Perl related projects.
Now to the articles:
Perl Accepted For GCI - Now We Just Need Students
The Perl Foundation was accepted to participate in the Google Code-in. Now
it is time to find students between the ages 13-17 years who are
interested to participate. That's where The Perl Foundation needs your
help. See the post of Paul Johnson (pjcj) with details.
Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part VII: Handy Regular Expressions
Peteris Krumins continues his series about Perl one-liners. This time
looking at regular expressions. Some of them are useful, for others there
are CPAN modules that serve the purpose better than a regex.
Graphing time-based data in Perl
David Precious (bigpersh) wanted to produce some graphs for a Dancer based
application. After looking around on CPAN he settled with Chart::Strip.
There is a small example code and the resulting graph in the blog.
Intelligent caching for all time statistics
Sebastian Willing show how to use Memcached to keep already computed data
in memory in a way that survives even a restart to the web-server.
Confident Code Using Systematic, Automated Input Validation
John Wang takes some ideas from Ruby and shows how to implement 'confident
code' in Moose. It's up for discussion to figure out if this is a good or
a bad way to show the power of Moose.
Technical Quality is an Insurance Policy
When you copy-paste some code, do you create 'technical debt', 'friction'
or are you driving up the premium you pay for your 'technical insurance'?
It's only a question of metaphor but explaining the problem in a way that
is easier to understand for business people is important. Hence the
article of Jeff Thalhammer on the Moder Perl Books web site.
Marpa v. Perl regexes: some numbers
Jeffrey Kegler pitches his Marpa engine against the regex engine of Perl.
He says that in some cases Marpa is much faster than any regex could be.
Then a discussion with Tom Christiansen makes the whole article even more
London Perl Workshop - Learning Perl Together
Ian Norton (idn) has published his slides from the 'Learning Perl Together'
workshop he gave at the London Perl Workshop
Modern Core Perl Slides
Dave Cross gave a very good 90 minute long talk about what is new in Perl
5.10, 5.12, 5.14 and even in the not-yet-released 5.16. He is sharing his
Caching pages - Beyond Firebug to NYTProf
Dave Jacoby shows an example how NYTProf lead him to caching result pages
reducing the response time by more than 50%. It was interesting to see
now as I am planning to do the same with my simple blog engine.
Perl Tutorial: Scalar and List context in Perl, the size of an array
Slides from the Optimizing Rakudo Perl 6 talk
Jonathan Worthington published his slides.
Fun with Perl
A couple of days ago Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes mentioned to me that the 'Fun
with Perl' mailing list suddenly woke up. Judging from the archive it
isn't a busy list but a very rewarding one. Assuming you like that kind
What I learned from YAPC::Brasil
brian d foy describes his experience at a conference where most of the
talks are in a language he does not understand and also finds time to
introduce Data::Printer. Nice pictures too.
LPW2011 : my thoughts overall
David Precious (bigpersh) reports about the London Perl Workshop.
Public Perl training in London
Dave Cross is running an 'Intermediate Perl' and an 'Advanced Perl' course
in February 2012 in central London.
Saint Perl 2011 Conference
December 18, 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
The Perl Oasis
January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
German Perl workshop
March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany
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