Congratulations to Raul Matei who came up with the design which can now be see on the MetaCPAN site.
CPAN Testers announced that on the 22nd February 2012 they reached the 20 millionth test report.
CPAN Testers test every module released to CPAN, on many different platforms and different versions of Perl.
CPAN Testers has had over 1,000 testers contribute to this figure, with their new API they are now receiving nearly 1 million reports every month and expect to reach 30 million reports by the end of the Year.
Further stats can be found on their Interesting Stats page.
According to craigslist CEO and former Perl Hacker Jim Buckmaster, “craigslist has gloried in and relied upon Perl for most of its software development for more than a decade. craigslist Charitable Fund is honored to recognize the wizardry and generosity of the Perl community, help ensure the ongoing maintenance of Perl5, and contribute to the future evolution of Perl.” He added, “It was unclear at first how best to give something back to Perl. Fortunately there was more than one way to do it.”
The prize has been provided by the Enlightened Perl Organisation
The deadline is the 13th of January 2012, so make sure to have your laptop with you over the holiday season.
There have been a large number of contributors and an ever increase set of features.
Olaf looks back at a few of the more recent updates.
Congratulations to all involved.
The site focuses on code review and discussions, with the goal of helping module authors get feedback, suggestions and help before they upload a new module to CPAN.
This is a really interesting idea and is getting lots of use even after having been live for only a couple of days. There are several changes and additions planned for the future, so this is definitely a site to keep an eye on.
Rather than go into the detail of what and how this Perl time tracking application works, have a look at the website http://timetracker.plix.at/ to find out more.
There are further changes planned for both the learning website and PerlFAQ in the near future.
Vienna.pm’s donation has been added to by…
- Booking.com: 10,000 USD
- cPanel: 10,000 USD
- Net-A-Porter: 10,000 USD
- Dijkmat: 5,000 USD
- Oslo Perl Mongers: 1,000 EUR
Perl 5 core maintenance fund will continue to accept donations to assist with the next round of ongoing improvements to the Perl 5 Core, thus benefiting the whole Perl 5 community.
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.
Order your colleges a copy today!