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  News: Pittsburgh Perl Workshop CFP ends Mond.ay Sept 6th on 2010.09.06 9:17

Posted by davorg on 2010.09.06 9:17
rblackwe writes "The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2010 will be Saturday October 9 and Sunday 10 at the Gates Center at CMU.

Don't miss your chance to speak at this years Workshop. The Call For Papers ends Monday Sept 6.

Submit your talk."
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  News: YAPC::NA::2010 Schedule Out; Call for 2011 Venue on 2010.05.03 6:41

Posted by davorg on 2010.05.03 6:41
kid51 writes "In case you haven't heard ...

The schedule for presentations at YAPC::NA::2010 in Columbus Ohio has been announced.

And the call for a venue for YAPC::NA::2011 is also out now."
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  Meeting Announcements: Call for Papers: 12th German Perl Workshop 2010 on 2010.02.18 12:00

Posted by davorg on 2010.02.18 12:00
mhx writes "GPW 12.0 — ”Modern Perl“

The 12th German Perl Workshop will be hosted from June 7th to 9th 2010 in Schorndorf near Stuttgart. The workshop is targeted towards all experienced and beginning Perl developers.

Obviously, the workshop is only as good as its talks — your talks. We are interested in all talks about Perl itself or about Perl related topics, and especially talks that would apply to this year's motto “Modern Perl“. The submission deadline for your 5, 20 or 40 minute talks has been extended until March 5th, 2010.

The German Perl Workshop is a yearly held conference with mostly german-speaking users and developers of the Perl programming language. The main focus of the workshop held by the Deutscher Perl-Workshop GbR and the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart (WRS) is ”Modern Perl“. The CPAN modules Catalyst, Moose and DBIx::Class are playing major roles: Catalyst as a flexible web framework, Moose with its postmodern object system for Perl and DBIx::Class as a layer between applications and databases."
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  Comment: Scalar Context (Score 1) on 2010.01.21 10:49

by davorg on 2010.01.21 10:49 (#71548)
Attached to: .. & ...

nobody (and I mean, really, nobody) ever uses these operators in scalar context

I'm not saying it's common, but I've certainly used those operators in scalar context.

while (<SOMEFILE>) {
  print if 10 .. 20;

Or perhaps:

while (<SOMEFILE>) {
  print if /START/ ... /END/;

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  Comment: (Score 1) on 2010.01.19 4:32

by davorg on 2010.01.19 4:32 (#71531)
Attached to: On MSN bot

It looks like yours was one of the accounts which got "half-made" when collapsed on its old software.

Your account was created, but never enabled because you didn't reply to the registration email. This is almost certainly because the process died before sending the mail.

I've now enabled your account so you should be able to log in and use the site. Please let me know ( if that's not the case.

For anyone else reading this. We know that there are a number of accounts in this state. It's easy for us to fix this problem. At the bottom of every page on the site there is a link for leaving feedback. Contacting us through that link is likely to be more effective that complaining on another blog.

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  Comment: Re:very alpha..... (Score 1) on 2009.11.20 16:47

by davorg on 2009.11.20 16:47 (#71198)
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We weren't working on it for a year. There have been a number of attempts on the project and this, most recent, version has been built in a couple of months.

We're still investigating the problem, but it seems that our error was in capacity planning. During two weeks of testing we have seen very few errors, but once the entire Perl community started looking at the site, the server couldn't cope.

Yes, it's disappointing. But I can assure you that no-one is as disappointed as me today.

I can only apologise again.

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  Comment: 500 Errors (Score 1) on 2009.11.20 5:41

by davorg on 2009.11.20 5:41 (#71196)
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We're aware of the 500 errors that many people are getting when signing in (or out). Seems to be some kind of resource issue.

I'm looking into it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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+ - - redesign on 2009.11.13 3:00

Posted by davorg on 2009.11.13 3:00
User Journal
Well, it's taken me 6 weeks of evenings and the odd weekend, but I'm proud to say the new site has just gone live.

This is a complete redesign and content review. Hopefully it's cleaner and easier for people to actually get the information they are after.

Whilst I was at it I also implemented this skin for and (which needs a lot more loving now you can actually see what's there... not much).

My work ( have donated some of my time, and also some of the designers on my team's time, without which it would have taken even longer.

So enjoy!

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  Comment: Re: Perl Training Australia (Score 1) on 2009.10.23 4:32

by davorg on 2009.10.23 4:32 (#70952)
Attached to: Perl Training Australia

This is depressing reading. I'm currently trying to promote some public Perl courses in London next month and it's proving incredibly hard to get Google to give any kind of importance to my pages.

Of course, might be a victim of my own success here. Many of the top results from a Google search for "perl training london" are about the free Perl Teach-In that I ran two years ago.

I'm going to have to learn something about SEO, aren't I?

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  Comment: Re: heavily patched Perlanet (Score 1) on 2009.10.03 15:03

by davorg on 2009.10.03 15:03 (#70778)
Attached to: launch

What do your patches do? Is it things that it would be useful to have in the main Perlanet repository?

I'm more than happy to consider merging your changes into my branch if they're going to be useful to other users.

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  Comment: Re: Moose class in Minneapolis - September 23, 200 (Score 1) on 2009.09.04 3:02

by davorg on 2009.09.04 3:02 (#70490)
Attached to: Moose class in Minneapolis - September 23, 2009

I tried to learn Moose - but the class started too slowly :-)

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  News: Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #19 on 2009.07.28 15:22

Posted by davorg on 2009.07.28 15:22
Perl 6
moritz writes "On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm pleased to announce the June 2009 development release of Rakudo Perl #19 "Chicago".

Rakudo is an implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine.

The tarball for the July 2009 release is available from
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  Courses with Damian Conway in Zurich on 2009.07.28 10:20

Posted by davorg on 2009.07.28 10:20
Fritz Zaucker writes "There are still some free places in the courses on various Perl and none-Perl topics by Damian Conway held on August 20th to 27th 2009 from 9:00 to 17:00 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Follow the link on the overview page to register."
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  News: Dave Rolsky at Italian Perl Workshop 2009 on 2009.07.28 4:15

Posted by davorg on 2009.07.28 4:15

We are very excited to confirm that Dave Rolsky will be at IPW 2009!

Dave Rolsky (autarch) is well known in the Perl community for his innumerable CPAN contributions: Moose, HTML::Mason, and DateTime to name a few ( for the rest), and for other projects (JSAN).

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  Comment: Re: Defining the Marketing Problem (Score 1) on 2009.07.27 8:30

by davorg on 2009.07.27 8:30 (#69681)
Attached to: Defining the Marketing Problem
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