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|| ||[Perlweekly] The current Perl Weekly News - Issue #19 - Advent
calendars all over the place |
|| ||Mon, 5 Dec 2011 02:14:17 -0800|
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Perl Weekly Issue #19 - December 5, 2011
You can read the newsletter on the web, if you prefer.
The season of the Advent calendars started. I thought to collect a list of
them but Andrew Grangaard beat me to it, so I am going to link to his blog
Even without the Advent calendars, there were so many interesting posts
this week I had a hard time to choose. I had to leave out a number of good
ones, in order to keep the list at a manageable size.
Last week my son attended his first Taekwondo competition. It is awesome
but also frightening. The whole 'game' is about kicking the other one.
Preferably in the head...
Anyway, enjoy the writing...
Perl Advent Calendars, 2011 edition.
Andrew Grangaard (low level manager) collected links to a number of Perl
related Advent calendars. His blog can be a good starting point to
explore Dancer, Catalyst, Perl 6 or a number of other topics in English.
For the more adventures, and for the natives of the respective countries,
there is a long list of Japanese and even a Korean Advent calendar.
Augmenting the Perl debugger for fun and profit
Mithaldu, who is also known as as Christian Walde, explains why it is good
to let your debugger skip on internal calls and how to do that using his
brand new DB::Skip.
Goodbye // I'll miss you
John McNamara, the author and maintainer of various Excel related modules
explains why did he revert his decision, and started to support perl
5.8.2 as well. I think all the corporate users owe him big thanks. Me
Google Code-in - Fit the Second
Mark Keating (MDK) reports on the progress of TPF in the Google Code-in
after two weeks of work. In a nutshell: things are looking good but more
students, mentors and tasks are needed.
How to Parse HTML
I am very impressed by the persistence of Jeffrey Kegler in explaining what
is Marpa and showing how it can be used. This time he picks up a piece of
real world HTML code and shows how to parse it and how to deal with
Visualization of the Mojo class tree
A nice picture by Marcus Ramberg showing the class hierarchy of Mojo and
How do I get a unique Perl Interpreter ID?
Sebastian Willing pointed me to this discussion on Perl Monks
Controlling Test Parallelism with prove
If you like taking a nap while your tests are running don't read this!
chromatic shows two very interesting features of the prove command that
might allow you to save as much as 80% of the time spend running tests.
Temporary Directory Handling in Tests
For parallel testing, you need to make sure two tests won't try to access
the same part of the file system. File::Tempdir is a good solution but
chromatic needed some more features.
Test::NoWarnings 1.04 - Immediate warnings with :early pragma
Adam Kennedy, who is now maintaining Test::NoWarnings, allows us to see the
warnings as they happen, instead of at the end of the test script. This
can be an improvement for debugging.
A very interesting question by Shlomi Fish regarding the different behavior
of exec and command line parameters on Windows and Linux, and a very nice
explanation by Aristotle Pagaltzis.
New 1.33 release of Perl DBD::ODBC
Martin Evans details what's new in DBD::ODBC.
DBD::SQLite 1.35 released
Adam Kennedy details the content of this new release.
DC Perl Monks Podcast
Zachary Zebrowski (japharl) writes that the DC Perl Mongers have started
to publish a podcast of their monthly meetings. An idea some other PM
groups might want to follow. Maybe even making videos? Am I now greedy?
Perl 6 Advent Calendar
Instead of linking to the individual posts, let me point you directly to
the top of the Perl 6 Advent calendar.
Memcached statistics (stats command)
Sebastian Willing collected some information on how to get statistics from
memcached using Cache::Memcached.
London Perl Workshop
Unfortunately O'Reilly's Josette Garcia couldn't be at the London Perl
Workshop so Dave Cross posted his report on her blog.
Saint Perl 2011 Conference
December 18, 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
The Perl Oasis
January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
Perl Workshop in Israel
February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel
German Perl workshop
March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany
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