Jun 292011

Vienna.pm have announced $10,000 (USD) of “match funding” for the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund announced this week. For every $1 of funding found they will contribute $1 to a maximum of $10,000, which will leave just 20% of the remaining initial round of funding to be achieved.

The initial funding round will be used to continue funding Dave Mitchell’s work and to fund new work on the core by Nicholas Clark.

Vienna.pm’s announcement

Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund Page

Jun 262011

The 6th edition of the “Learning Perl”, popularly known as “the Llama”, book is now available. This sixth edition includes recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.14 as well as a major overhaul for Unicode.

Reflecting years of classroom testing and experience, this edition is packed with exercises that let the reader practice the concepts while following the text.

It is available directly from O’Reilly Media, it’s in Safari Books Online, as well as to pre order from other book sellers such as Amazon.

Order your colleges a copy today!