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    Pugs 6.2.13 released

    Journal written by audreyt (6654) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.17 10:40   Printer-friendly
    After nearly four months of development and 3400+ commits, I'm very glad to announce that Pugs 6.2.13 is now available.

    Brum.pm Tech Meet - Wed 18th Oct

    Journal written by barbie (2653) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.17 8:42   Printer-friendly
    Event: Brum.pm Technical Meeting
    Date: Wednesday 18th October 2006
    Times: food available: 6.00-7.30pm; talks: 8.00-9.30pm; pub closes: 11pm
    Venue: O'Neills, 90 Hurst Street, The Arcadian Centre, Birmingham

    The bundle of talks on offer this month are:

    • Lexing without parsing (HOP::Lexer) [ Curtis Poe ]
    • How I Learnt Perl (LT) [ Colin Newell ]
    • GPS and Geospatial Information Systems with Linux [ Alex Willmer ]

    News: Hurting spammers where it counts

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.16 14:09   Printer-friendly
    mock writes "ONLamp has an article up by Stas Bekman of MailChannels on some of the technology behind their efforts to make life miserable for spammers. There's an excellent description of using Event::Lib to handle many simultaneous connections and very high network loads, plus a little hype for a company using perl to solve some tricky network issues."

    Perl 6 Summary, 8-14 October, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.10.16 5:24   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "The whole point of reserving these namespaces is not to prevent users from misusing them, but to ensure that when we eventually get around to using a particular block name, and those same users start screaming about it, we can mournfully point to the passage in the original spec and silently shake our heads. ;-)"

    -- Damian Conway, on POD specifications

    Perl 6 Design Minutes for 11 October 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2006.10.13 10:34   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 11 October 2006. The attendees were Larry, Damian, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic. These are the minutes.

    Perl Seminar NY Tuesday October 17: Vanilla Perl

    posted by KM on 2006.10.13 8:24   Printer-friendly
    kid51 writes "Perl Seminar NY's seventh season begins this coming Tuesday. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from October to May."

    This Week on perl5-porters (2-8 October 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.10.12 7:16   Printer-friendly

    "I do not know what crazy things people have done in code I cannot see. But people are creative in strange ways, and I cause them enough trouble already by incorporating changes with unintended behaviour changes." -- Nicholas Clark, on why it pays to be cautious.

    Shibuya.pm 7th technical meeting

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.11 16:56   Printer-friendly
    Shibuya Perl Mongers will have its 7th technical meetup on October 20th at IIJ Tokyo office.

    There will be lots of talks including Amazon EC2 and S3, Catalyst, DBIx::Class, MogileFS, Using Perl from JavaScript, svk etc. You need RSVP to join the meetup since there's a capacity limit of the venue.

    Perl 6 FAQ

    Journal written by JonathanWorthington (6049) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.11 14:54   Printer-friendly
    I've been working on a Perl 6 FAQ for Programmer's Heaven, where I work. Today it has published and at the moment it answers over 100 questions; I'll be adding more in the future. There is also a step-by-step guide to writing your first Perl 6 program. Hope this is helpful, and comments, corrections and suggestions will be very welcome!

    Plagger talk in Kansai.pm

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.10 17:14   Printer-friendly
    Kansai.pm will have its 7th meeting on October 17th, 6pm at Digital Hollywood Osaka. I'll be a guest there and will talk about Plagger in 90 minutes, from a brief introduction to how to write plugins.

    Drop me a line if you're in Kansai area of Japan and interested to join.

    Perl 6 summary, 1-7 October, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.10.08 8:39   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "When I first read 'Warnock applies' on things in p6 summaries a year or so ago, I thought it was some really energetic programmer who went around and applied patches as soon as people posed a question."

    -- Carl Mäsak, on Warnock's Dilemma

    This Week on perl5-porters - 25 September-1 October 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.10.06 15:14   Printer-friendly

    "Well not since that time you thought that embedding perl was a good idea in the first place" -- Johnathon Stowe, commenting on Marc Lehmann saying that yes, he loved embedding perl in other applications and that no, he didn't do drugs.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 04 October 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.06 14:27   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 04 October 2006. Larry, Allison, Nicholas, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Google Code Search

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.05 19:40   Printer-friendly

    News: Announcing Bigtop 0.18 and its Movies

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.05 15:27   Printer-friendly
    philcrow writes "Bigtop is a language for describing and generating web applications. It is a jump starter for web apps. For instance, the long movie makes a two table web app and gives a tour of the generated code in under six minues.

    Bigtop 0.18 is making the rounds to a CPAN mirror near you. Currently Bigtop targets the Gantry web framework also available from CPAN. Both projects have svn checkout, see the Gantry project.

    vlaanderen.pm.org

    Journal written by eco (7186) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.10.03 20:10   Printer-friendly
    We started Vlaanderen Perl Mongers last month! Geert installed a kwiki wiki on the vlaanderen.pm.org server. I did the rest of the configuration and installed a little homepage. Members (and others) are invited to send content.

    Perl 6 summary, 24-30 September, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.10.01 9:24   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "And here I thought you were a responsible, law-abiding citizen... :P "

    -- Jonathan Lang, commenting on Larry Wall's self.HOW does Hash

    The Perl Review 3.0 (Fall 2006)

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.09.30 23:33   Printer-friendly
    It's the start of the third year in print!

    The Fall 2006 issue of The Perl Review is online and ready for download. Subscribers should have already received an email telling them all about it. You can even buy TPR on the newsstand now if you shop at Powell's Technical Books in Portland.

    In this issue (besides the cover showing the Larry Wall action figure by ArtCard Mike):

    • Google's Summer of Code -- Jim Brandt
    • pmtools -- Mark Leighton Fisher
    • Parrot Magic Cookies -- Jonathan Scott Duff
    • Agent-based Programming in Perl -- Guinevere Nell
    • ETL Nightmares -- Thomas MacKenzie
    • and other stuff

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 27 September 200

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.09.30 18:51   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 27 September 2006. Larry, Patrick, Allison, chromatic, and Nicholas attended. These are the minutes.

    Request for Volunteers: DateTime::Cron::Simple

    Journal written by Alias (5735) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.09.29 3:52   Printer-friendly
    When DateTime::Cron::Simple was originally uploaded to the CPAN, it contained a copyright assertion, but no license of any kind was provided with it.

    Following an enquiry from the Venezuelan Patents and Intellectual Property Office on it's licensing status, and conversations with the author, the module is being deleted from the CPAN as per the author's demands.

    At least one major Perl product (WebGUI) is known to use this module, and so I'd like to make a request for volunteers to write an API-compatible replacement to allow for continuity of service.

    Any interested parties should contact the DateTime mailing list to co-ordinate, and permissions to the namespace will be reassigned as needed.
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