Leo Lapworth

Aug 122012
 

Strawberry Perl 5.16.1.1 is available at http://strawberryperl.com

(all editions: MSI, ZIP, PortableZIP for both: 32/64bit MS Windows)

More details in Release Notes:
http://strawberryperl.com/release-notes/5.16.1.1-32bit.html (recommended for most situations)
http://strawberryperl.com/release-notes/5.16.1.1-64bit.html

Strawberry Perl is a perl environment for MS Windows containing all you need to run and develop perl applications. It is designed to be as close as possible to perl environment on UNIX systems.

Aug 022012
 

O’Reilly are having a 50% off Perl Ebooks sale for one week.

Discount code WKPER5

Deal expires August 9, 2012 at 11:59pm PT

This includes the new Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition.

See full list of Books

Jun 182012
 

The 2012 Perl White Camel awards were announced at YAPC::NA this week, congratulations to the well deserved recipients…

Perl Community: Renee Bäcker

Renee Bäcker is at the heart of the German Perl community. He publishes $foo Magazine, a sponsor of this conference, is a leader in the German Perl monger community, and is organizing this year’s YAPC::EU in Frankfurt (although he was already short-listed for this award before we knew that).

Perl User Groups: Jim Keenan

Jim Keenan has been a quiet but effective Perl influence. For years he led Perl Seminar New York, a technical complement to NY.pm‘s social focus. He volunteers to help at many hackathons, gently advises new events, and was instrumental in bringing together separate Perl groups
within New York City.

Perl Conferences: Breno G. de Oliveira

Breno G. de Oliveira, or just “garu”, is a social connector in the Brasilian Perl community as well as the PerlSDL community. Active in Rio.pm, he was also the organizer of YAPC::Brasil 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. He has contributed to the PerlSDL book. With a little help, he wants to unite the global Perl community by visiting every YAPC he can and helping other people to travel to Brasil to meet Perl programmers they might not otherwise interact with.

Jun 132012
 

For those of you who aren’t able to attend YAPC::NA in person, this year’s organizers set up live streams of the conference. You can use the conference schedule to find which talks you want to see and then stream the room you are interested in. The rooms are:

You’ll need Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash, or Apple Quicktime to be able to view these streams.

The streams will go live at 9am US Central time on June 13th.

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.

Mar 312012
 

MetaCPAN have announced the Winning Entry to their Logo competition.

Congratulations to Raul Matei who came up with the design which can now be see on the MetaCPAN site.

MetaCPAN is a free, open search engine for CPAN, which is an ever growing archive of code and documentation for the Perl programming language.

Mar 082012
 

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.

Jan 242012
 

The Perl Foundation today announced that they have received a donation of $100,000 toward Perl5 maintenance and for general use by the Perl Foundation from the craigslist Charitable Fund.

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.”

For more information download the PDF Press Releases, or view the news story.

Dec 172011
 

The MetaCPAN team have announced a competition to design them a logo, the winning entry will get a prize of $400 USD, not to mention having their design used on this great site.

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.

For more information visit http://contest.metacpan.org/ or see the entries so far.

Nov 032011
 

https://metacpan.org/ is a year old today. The site and API have come a long way in just one year and offer a great way to search CPAN either through a browser or the API.

The API is already powering new features in Padre, the Perl IDE as well as an iPhone CPAN app – iCPAN and github meets CPAN website.

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.

There are still a large number of issues and features which the project wants to add, and they are are always looking for more Volunteers.

Congratulations to all involved.