Perlbuzz news roundup for 2013-02-25

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  • Want to help clean up Perl 5 tickets, but don’t know C or perlguts? Start here: (rt.perl.org)
  • Improving Perl’s new programmer outreach (anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com)
  • DBIx::Class vs. DBI: Which to use when? (perlhacks.com)
  • Comparing the speed of five file-finding modules (rjbs.manxome.org)
  • Web scraping with modern Perl (blogs.perl.org)
  • YAPC::NA 2013 is June 3-5 in Austin, TX (blogs.perl.org)
  • Test::Class::Moose now available (blogs.perl.org)
  • Magically make @github issues out of TODOs in your code (babyl.ca)
  • The continuing growth of CPAN uploads for the past 24 years (twitter.com)
  • Working with large gzipped files in Perl (blog.nu42.com)
  • regexper draws out your regexes visually. Handy for debugging. (regexper.com)
  • Why I use Perl and will continue to do so (drdobbs.com)
  • A much faster DBIx::Class public trial (lists.scsys.co.uk)
  • Any posting about your project that doesn’t link to something else about your project is a bug and a lost opportunity.
  • Thinking Perl6ishly about variables, expressions and statements (blogs.perl.org)
  • Rakduo Star 2013.02 has “Did you mean…” suggestions for symbol-not-found errors (rakudo.org)
  • DBIx::DataModel is a new ORM (blogs.perl.org)
  • Ruby 2.0.0 is released (ruby-lang.org)

Perlbuzz news roundup for 2013-02-18

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Perlbuzz news roundup for 2013-02-11

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  • Converting your distros to Dist::Zilla (blogs.perl.org)
  • MongoDB::QueryBuilder for complex queries (blogs.perl.org)
  • Every hour arguging negative articles or version numbering is an hour not creating awesomeness. Let’s show, not tell, how great Perl is.
  • Everything you need to know about the Perl 5 / Perl 7 numbering debate (perlbuzz.com)
  • What to do with unwanted modules (blogs.perl.org)
  • The great new Email::Sender (rjbs.manxome.org)
  • Bad recommendations for Perl books (perlhacks.com)
  • Adventures in benchmarking with Benchmark::Forking (dagolden.com)
  • Very beginner guide to creating modules for your projects (perl5maven.com)
  • Nobody has applied for a Perl grant in 6 months. Why? (blogs.perl.org)
  • Notes from a newbie: DBIx::Class (blogs.perl.org)
  • Notes from a newbie: HTML/CSS layout (blogs.perl.org)
  • What happened at the Perl Reunification Summit? (blogs.perl.org)
  • Test::Whitespaces is a handy test tool for authors (blogs.perl.org)

Everything you need to know about the Perl 5 / Perl 7 debate

There has been much bandwidth burned up the past week talking about if Perl 5 should get renamed to Perl 7. Here are the only two things that matter:

  • Perl 5 is not going to be renumbered to Perl 7, if for no other reason than because Perl 6 exists, and doing so would effectively say “Perl 6 does not matter.”
  • Perl 6 will not be renamed to anything else, no matter how much you might want it to be. Larry has spoken.
  • The End.

You want to help Perl’s perception? Instead of arguing with trolls, including that InfoWorld guy, or debating Perl’s problems based on anecdotal evidence, how about making something awesome using Perl? If there’s something awesome that you love about Perl, then tell people about the awesome thing. Nobody has ever said “Hey, Perl is great” because of something they read. They say it because of code that they use.

Perlbuzz news roundup for 2013-02-04

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