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[Perlweekly] The current Perl Weekly News - Issue #14 - GCI dead-line in less than 24 hours

From:  Gabor Szabo <>
Subject:  [Perlweekly] The current Perl Weekly News - Issue #14 - GCI dead-line in less than 24 hours
Date:  Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:12:02 -0700
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Perl Weekly Issue #14 - October 31, 2011

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Hi there,

First of all let me thank you for recommending the Perl Weekly. There are
more than 300 new subscribers since last week.

Google Code-in and TPF: The deadline for GCI submission is in less than 24
hours. Please read the post by Paul Johnson and submit a project idea.

Now to the posts:

  GCI: Google Code-in and The Perl Foundation
  Google is trying to get students between the age 13-17 involved in Open
  Source. The Perl Foundation wants to take part in it and Paul Johnson has
  extensively written about it. You have less than 24 hour before the

  Introducing PrePAN - Social Reviewing Site for Perl Modules
  Are you planning to upload a new module to CPAN? Would you like to get
  feedback before you upload the module or even before you write it? That's
  what PrePAN is for. See the announcement of Kentaro Kuribayashi.

  CPAN Turns Sweet 0x10: How it Changed the World
  Joe Brockmeier wrote about it on ReadWriteWeb.


  Web site for command line time tracker launched
  Thomas Klausner (domm) reports that he created a web site for the
  App::TimeTracker command line time tracker. I have to say they have a
  very cool demo on the front page and a very nice looking site. I find it
  very funny that the king of command line is building a nice web site for
  his command line product but I also find it very encouraging!

  Modern Perl: The Book, 2011-2012 Edition Draft
  chromatic is working on a new edition of the Modern Perl book and he is
  thinking about publishing it in HTML format as well. You can get the
  draft version now and you can comment on it. This is another chance to
  get your name among the contributors of this book!


  Perl course in Barcelona on 5 November 2011
  Members of are organizing a Perl training course. As I can see
  the web site is in Catalan but as I understood from Francesc Guasch the
  course will be given in Spanish.


  Perl tutorials suck (and cause serious damage)
  Christian Walde (Mithaldu) first asked 'How do newbies find Perl learning
  materials online?' which led to a number of comments and blogs about the
  subject and then back to Mithaldu who wrote a POD-like article about the
  state of the Perl tutorials and the state of the search results when
  looking for 'perl tutorial'. This generated lots of discussions both on
  the blog and on Reddit.


Perl Tutorials
  Number Guessing game
  Partially in response to the discussions about the sad state of the Perl
  Tutorials I restarted posting my own tutorials. This is the beginning of
  a simple and stupid game I wrote a long time ago in another country and
  in another language.


  Setting Up Jacquard Project Infrastructure
  John SJ Anderson is describing his progress with Jacquard, a web
  application to provide a single interface to read an write on several
  social networks. In this article he sets up the basics using Dist::Zilla
  and Test::Class.

  Regular expressions with multiple named captures
  Tim Heaney (oylenshpeegul) - is wondering, if in Perl 6 it is trivial, how
  can we catch several matches in Perl 5?

  DBD::SQLite 1.35 release planned for 22nd of November
  Adam Kennedy (Alias) describes the changes that will go into the next
  release of DBD::SQLite. If you are depending on it, you should probably
  test the release candidate.

  New 1.32_2 development release of Perl DBD::ODBC
  Martin Evans (mjevans) also announced a development release of DBD::ODBC.


Perl 6
  MuEvent: AnyEvent lookalike for Perl 6
  Tadeusz So?nierz (tadzik) has announced MuEvent which is an event loop in
  Perl 6. It is like a younger brother of AnyEvent.


  Google AI Challenge, Fall 2011 edition
  Damien (Learns Perl) encourages us to participate in the AI Challenge to
  see Perl solutions with better rankings.


Events reports
  A Glimpse Of YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011
  Daisuke Maki (lestrrat) wrote a nice report about YAPC::Asia including the
  videos of all the presentations. That's another thing both the EU and the
  NA YAPCs could learn. All the videos were uploaded 4 days after the
  conference ended.

  YAPC::Asia 2011
  Karen Pauley also wrote a blog post about her experience at this year's
  YAPC::Asia. In a nutshell, it was great. She says so in more details.


  Twin City Perl Workshop
  November 4-5, 2011, Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia

  November 4-6, 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

  London Perl Workshop (LPW2011)
  November 12, 2011, London, UK

  The Perl Oasis
  January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA


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