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.

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.

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.

Apr 242012
 

Dave Cross will be running a free, one-day Perl course at Google Campus in London on Saturday 4th August.

You can register at http://perltraining.eventbrite.co.uk/.

The course is called “Modern Perl for Non-Perl Programmers” and it will be aimed at people who haven’t written any Perl (or who have written very little Perl) and over six hours the course will persuade them just how useful modern Perl is.

That, of course, means that readers of Perl News aren’t really in the target audience. But I expect that you all know people who are (it’s very unlikely that any of you don’t know any non-Perl programmers). So I’d like to ask for your help in promoting the course. Please share the link in as many places as you can think of where non-Perl programmers might congregate.

Eventbrite - Modern Perl for Non-Perl Programmers

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.

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.