Welcome to Perl Buzz! Andy and I are excited to be launching a new Perl blog, and hope you’ll like it as much as we do.
A lot of people have been asking us, “Why do we need another Perl blog?” We believe that there’s room for as many Perl blogs, journals, and news sites as people want to set up. Each has its own flavour and will appeal to different groups of people, and that’s just fine. Perl Buzz’s unique selling point is that we’re bringing a shiny, happy view of the Perl world to the masses. Some other sites focus on communicating within the existing Perl community. We’ll do that, too, but we also hope to reach out to those who aren’t yet part of the tribe, and show them just how cool Perl is.
So, let’s take a look at what Perl Buzz has to offer.
The main Perl Buzz blog, which you’re reading right now, is all about news, reviews, and what’s exciting in the Perl world. We’re interested in everything from impressive Perl websites (see our review of iusethis.com) to releases of free and commercial Perl software (like Movable Type 4.0, released last week) to interesting uses of Perl you might not know about (like attributes or how to write a LOLCODE parser using Parse::RecDescent).
Over in Project Hum, we track what’s going on in Perl projects. Anything from performance tweaks to calls for help to translations of docs into other languages. We watch other Perl news sources to find out what’s going on, but please let us know if you’d like us to post something about your project!
CPAN Watch is all about what’s noteworthy on CPAN. Watching the full feed of CPAN uploads can be like drinking from the firehose, so we filter it and just post the most interesting releases, along with why you should care.
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