[Melbourne-pm] Perlweekly

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Wed Aug 8 14:40:47 PDT 2012

Hi All,

Here is the detail of the Perlweekly newsletter I mentioned to a few at 
last nights meeting


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From:   Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com>
To:     perlweekly at perlweekly.com, 
Date:   06/08/2012 02:38 PM
Subject:        [Perlweekly] #54 - WebGUI, Dada Mail, Sqitch releases
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Perl Weekly 
Issue #54 - August 6, 2012 - WebGUI, Dada Mail, Sqitch releases 
You can read the newsletter on the web, if you prefer. 
I don't have much to say this week. Let's see what other people wrote: 
Announcing Galileo - A minimal but modern CMS 
I think there are lots of Content Management Systems written in Perl, but 
none of them are really well known. Now that Joel Berger has released his 
new CMS, I wonder if this can break into the world of high-profile CMSes? 
Does Joel want to invest the time and energy in the promotion part as 
well? Does he want to make a business around it? 
50% off O'Reilly Perl Ebooks 
I was not sure if I want to promote O'Reilly, after all the money spent on 
them might be money not spent on Perl Maven books. In the end, I think if 
you wanted to buy a Perl book from O'Reilly and you can buy it for half 
the price, then why not? Just note, it is only till August 9, 2012 
Investing in Infrastructure 
Some good reasons why a company should contribute back to the Perl 
ecosystem. Unfortunately, many think 'it will work without us' or feel 
entitled to all the free code regardless of their action. It seems - to me 
- the higher up someone on the management ladder - the shorter s/he can 
see ahead. 
Hash to string race 
Sebastien Willing has compared 9 ways of stringification (or serialization 
or marshalling). See his benchmarks. 
How to calculate the balance of bank accounts in a CSV file, using Perl? 
One of the readers of the Perl 5 Maven site sent me a CSV file with some 
bank account details, and a script parsing it. Badly. I took the 
opportunity and showed how to refactor the code step-by-step. I hope it 
will help some other people as well. 
WebGUI 7.10.25 released 
Dada Mail v5.2.0 Released 
Sqitch v0.80: Now With More You 
This isn't just theory any more, David E. Wheeler released a fairly usable 
version of the Sqitch, the simple database change management system. It 
was nice following along his posts during the development, and see the 
usable release of the product. Now comes the hard part. Getting the word 
out. You could help him in this even more. Try Sqitch and write about it, 
or share the link to the article. 
Elapsed Time in Test Output 
Sometimes it is useful to see how long each step in a test script took. 
On writing a new Perl Debugger (Part 1 - Why?) 
Rocky Bernstein has started a new debugger for Perl. This the first part 
of an already 3-part long series of articles describing not only why he is 
building a new debugger, but also what can we expect to find in it. I 
think writing about the debugger as he is developing it can be one of the 
critical pieces, that can make the new debugger more popular than the 
previous ones. 
AnyEvent::Capture - Synchronous calls of async APIS 
Perils of Plugins 
Editors and IDEs
Perl Editor 
This is the second part of the Perl Maven Tutorial. It is fun to see how 
every time editors are mentioned, the number of comments jump. People 
really care about their editors. (Maybe I should write about indentation 
as well :). 
Interim Grant Report: Lists, Iterators, and Parcels 
After a very long period, finally Patrick Michaud provides a new report on 
his progress. 
Cooking Perl with Chef - Grant Report #4 
David Golden is back working full time on the grant. He also created a new 
web site for Perl and Chef and there is a mailing list for the DevOps 
using Perl. There is even a screencast for Cooking Perl with Chef. 
A Quick Update On The Catalyst Poll 
Surely more than 300 of the Perl Weekly readers have some opinion (good or 
bad) on Catalyst? John Napiorkowski is looking for both current users of 
Catalyst and people who have not used it yet or already left it for some 
other framework or even some other language. (Though I guess the last 
group won't read this newsletter anyway.) 
Perl 6
The finished game 
After a month of blogging, Carl Masak has finished the game. If you have 
been waiting it to be finished before you start reading, then it's your 
turn now! 
Niecza Perl 6 v20 released 
Is a value IN a given list of values? 
Introducing junctions and the any(), all(), none(), one() functions. 
Looping over a list of values one at a time, two at a time and more 
How can you get every 3 elements of an array? How can you merge two arrays 
together like a zip? Introducing the big Z operator! 
Weekly collections
MetaCPAN favourites weekly report 
Perl 5 Porters Weekly: July 23-July 29, 2012 
The message that finally 5.16.1 is unblocked and why there was no interest 
in adding more documentation to the core Perl. 
stackoverflow perl report 
I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be 
found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let 
me know.
YAPC::EU 2012 
August 20-22, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany 
YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2012 
September 27-29, 2012, Tokyo, Japan 
Portuguese Perl workshop (PTPW) 
September 28, 2012, Braga, Portugal 
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