May 212012

Ricardo Signes announced that Perl 5.16.0 is now available.

You can find a full list of changes in the file “perldelta.pod“.

Perl 5.16.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl 5.14.0 and contains approximately 590,000 lines of changes across 2,500 files from 139 authors.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers.

May 212012

London-based DIY website company Moonfruit have been acquired by Yell for $29 million.

“What’s that doing on Perl News,” I hear you say, “surely Moonfruit is Flash-based?” Well, yes, the user-facing stuff is largely Flash (although they’ve been doing a lot of work with HTML5 recently) but behind the scenes, the sites are all driven by Perl. A lot of their newer systems are written using Dancer as described by their developer Alex Knowles last year.

It’s great to hear about a company that uses Perl doing so well. Congratulations to Wendy, Joe, Eirik and all of the team.

More details from Wired, the Independent and Moonfruit’s blog.