|From:||Gabor Szabo <gabor-AT-szabgab.com>|
|Subject:||[Perlweekly] The current Perl Weekly News - Issue #17|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Nov 2011 02:11:24 -0800|
Perl Weekly Issue #17 - November 21, 2011 http://perlweekly.com/ You can read the newsletter on the web, if you prefer. http://perlweekly.com/archive/17.html Hi there, I am back from London and started to organize the Perl Workshop in Israel. See link below. We also reached and passed 2000 subscribers in the Perl Weekly. Thank you for your trust! Now to the posts: Headlines Strawberry Perl 5.14.2 has a preview release http://bit.ly/vgY4OY Finally! -------------- Perl Weekly reaches 2000 subscribers http://bit.ly/tFhAeW Yes, that's about this newsletter. And since then its is up to 2068. A little more promotion and we get to 10,000 :-) -------------- ============= Articles What is the Marpa algorithm? http://bit.ly/tgn3Rl We already saw a few articles by Jeffrey Kegler about his Marpa module. In this article he explains the theory and the algorithm behind it. -------------- Promoting Perl's Features versus Benefits http://bit.ly/saGm0A chromatic shows a couple of examples to explain what the listener will benefit by using Perl. It's an art though. Sometimes you need to emphasize the features and show the benefits in other, more subtle ways. -------------- What's actually installed in that perl library? http://bit.ly/tcpbDF Tim Bunce (you know, the guy who wrote DBI), describes his solution when his company wanted to move from a very old Perl to a new one. The primary problem being the fact that they did not have proper configuration management earlier. Is that familiar to you? -------------- New & Improved: MooseX::Role::BuildInstanceOf http://bit.ly/sgpLjv Written by Yanick Champoux (yanick), the pollinator agent. -------------- ============= Discussion Dist::Zilla, Pod::Weaver and bin http://bit.ly/uZ5XNc Flavio Poletti fights Dist::Zilla and Pod::Weaver in public. And wins! There is a certain value when someone describes the path to the solution and not only the solution. That helps people accept, that they are not expected to come up with a solution out of the blue. It also helps people learning the fine art of problem solving. -------------- ============= Slides CPAN dependencies are more fun to manage than ever http://bit.ly/rA65oy Tatsuhiko Miyagawa continues to steal ideas from Ruby. This time he is proposing cpanfile - a way to declare and manage CPAN dependencies in an application. -------------- LPW2011 Talk Slides http://bit.ly/rQLLHM Paul Evans (LeoNerd) links to his 'A Protocol for Protocols' and 'Tickit' talk slides. -------------- ============= Screencasts Mojocast #4: Stash, Flash, and Sessions http://bit.ly/rzS5QP Glen Hinkle (tempire) releases the 4th episode of the screencasts about Mojolicious. -------------- ============= Testing Time spent waiting for tests you know will pass is time wasted http://bit.ly/v1KpSl Here, the anti-thesis. Everyone talks about the importance of testing and the importance of running the tests during module installation. Then here comes Fred Moyer (Phred) and explains why is that a waste of time. The comments have a solution. Binary distributions. What do you say? -------------- Test::DatabaseRow 2 http://bit.ly/uICXyS Test::DatabaseRow has been part of my testing training for many years now but I always had a bit of a strange feeling as it only handled one single row. Now Mark Fowler has refactored and upgraded the module and among other things it can now test multiple rows. Here he explains some of his decisions. -------------- ============= Perl 6 Rakudo: this week's release, and the next Rakudo Star http://bit.ly/vTT9nQ A few days ago version #46 of Rakudo came out and in this article Jonathan Worthington describes what is in the new version: 'Big Integer Support', 'Protoregexes with LTM', 'CATCH improvements', 'Improved MAIN argument parsing', '6model REPR API 2' just to copy the titles. Detailed explanation in the blog post. -------------- ============= Perl Tutorials How to teach 'Modern' Perl? http://bit.ly/sr7VAf People have strong opinion on what Modern Perl means. Unfortunatelly those things don't always work out of the box and sometimes it isn't a good thing to teach those practices at all. At least not as the first experience in tha language. In this article I was trying to discuss some of the issues I see. -------------- ============= Other London Perl Workshop 2011, Reflection, part two http://bit.ly/stgQ4V Mark Keating (MDK), the organizer of the London Perl Workshop, looks back at this year's event. -------------- Padre 0.92, the release! http://bit.ly/s3nqKR Peter Lavender, the release manager of Padre wrote about the new version. Installable from CPAN. This is the first version that requires Wx::Scintilla. Padre also has real-time VCS built in now. -------------- Stackoverflow perl report http://bit.ly/uTWJ05 Miguel Prz (niceperl) continues with his new tradition and lists the 10 most popular Perl related questions on StackOverflow. I hope people in the Perl community take notice and start following the Perl tag on SO. -------------- Belgian Perl Workshop 2011, review http://bit.ly/sYKVqJ -------------- ============= Events Saint Perl 2011 Conference http://bit.ly/rRwocn December 18, 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russia -------------- The Perl Oasis http://bit.ly/pWbUmU January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA -------------- Perl Workshop in Israel http://bit.ly/v3MPzl February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel -------------- ============= You joined the Perl Weekly to get weekly e-mails about the Perl programming language and related topics. Want to see more? See the archives ( http://perlweekly.com/archive/ ) of all the issues. Reading this as a non-subscriber? Join us free of charge. http://perlweekly.com/ (C) Copyright Gabor Szabo http://szabgab.com/ The articles are copyright the respective authors. 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