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Sep 102013
 

A Perl oriented eCommerce conference will start on 8th October in Hancock, NY. Call for papers is open until Sunday (15th September), so hurry up and submit your talks. Everything Perl eCommerce related is welcome.

The conference lasts for 3 days. The first day will be Dancer eCommerce training, where you can learn how to do Perl eCommerce with dancer. The other two days will have various talks on eCommerce subjects. The evenings feature a barbecue and hanging out with other developers.

Apply at http://www.ecommerce-innovation.com

Aug 072013
 

CloseBargains.com has just launched, developed in a few days using Perl with Mojolicious, integrating 8coupons and Mapquest API feeds. Helping you find coupons you can redeem near where you are now (US only at the moment).

“Perl was used due to it’s versatility and tenacity in the Web space. The Mojolicious framework with the Hypnotoad server made the endeavour a fruitful, pleasureful experience.”

Please see the blog post and about page for more details.

May 012013
 

Infinity Interactive, the people who brought you Moose, contributed $313 USD to Specify module version ranges in Pinto to send the Crowdtilt campaign over it’s minimum amount, $USD4096, so money is now collected from the 112 contributors so far. It took three weeks to reach this amount, and there are still six days left to contribute, if you want to help it reach its secondary goals of $5000 USD and 200 contributors. As far as we know, this is the first Perl open source work to be crowd-funded through direct contributions, mostly from individuals.

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Crowdtilt, which uses Perl’s Dancer web framework, created a special deal for the campaign in which they waived their usual cut of the money raised, and offer that same deal to other Perl projects run through them with the offer code “perl-love”. Not only that, they contributed real money to the campaign.

Jeff Thalhammer, the guy who brought you Perl::Critic, will receive all of the money for his work on Pinto, the framework he’s set up to manage private CPANs where you get to choose the modules and distributions to include, even if they are not the most recent. The title feature, version ranges, is something many people have wanted for a long time since the public CPAN clients and build systems work with a minimum or latest version only. However, giving Jeff the flexibility to work on this full time will have other benefits to Pinto. Even if you didn’t contribute, you still get the feature since Pinto is on CPAN and all of this work will show up soon in later versions.

Apr 102013
 

Perl-based software, developed by London startup Adzuna, is powering the Dashboard at Downing Street, providing live information about the job, property and car markets.

The company is now expanding internationally to cover data for four new countries.

The site currently copes with 1.5 million visitors a month, all being served pages using the well-known templating module, Template Toolkit. The searches, aggregation and page rendering are all using Perl.

The tech team is a fan of open source and uses other tools as appropriate.

Adzuna has been mentioned in the Financial Times, BBC, Sky News and seems to be going for the industry disruption. I would keep an eye on them!

It’s great to hear about yet another growing company that uses Perl and doing so well.

Apr 032013
 

Having free tutorials in your mother tounge is especially important when you are young and don’t know English good enough.

A few weeks ago Felipe Leprevost started to translate the articles of the Perl tutorial on the Perl Maven site to Portuguese.
There are already 8 articles in the Perl tutorial in Portuguese.

Today, thanks to Tudor Constantin, I posted the first article in the Romanian Perl tutorial.

I am looking for more volunteers to help these translations, and to start the translations to other languages as well. If you are interested, please get in touch with me: szabgab at gmail.com.

Mar 182013
 

The cut off for submitting talks for YAPC::NA in Austin was originally the 15th, but we’re moving the deadline to the end of this month and ask readers to spread this news wherever they encounter folk they’d like to see give talks at YAPC.

More details..

You can submit your talks at: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2013/newtalk.

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