I've created a Twitter feed for Perlbuzz. I'm going to start posting links there on cool things I find throughout the day, but that don't merit a full-blown Perlbuzz or Mechanix story.
Eventually I'll have all Perlbuzz and Mechanix stories posted there automagically, too.
The schedule for YAPC::NA just got published, and there's plenty of good stuff this year. If you haven't decided to make the trip out to Chicago June 16-18 yet, this should help.
Cool stuff that jumps out at me as I peruse the grid: JT Smith talking about the premade application stack that WebGUI uses, Schwern on testing data with The Sims, and Kevin Falcone on timezone handling.
For the beginners, Kent Cowgill's intro to testing is a great way to get introduced to the topic, and I'm sure that Leonard Miller talking about Perl::Tidy and Perl::Critic will help instill good coding practices.
Do you have recommendations on must-see talks? Let your fellow Perlbuzz readers know in the comments below.
Nadim has released Asciio, a Perl/GTK application that lets you draw ASCII charts using a GUI. Objects on the screen are sizable and have all the properties you'd expect in a drawing tool (titles for the boxes, bullets, etc), but the end result is plain text that's embeddable in your code.
Here's the first of two screencasts that give you a feel for its capabilities.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOHYNHo_Nw&hl=en]
Nadim says "I find myself starting it quite often just to draw a little diagram that helps me write better Perl code. Then I can keep it in the code itself."