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    YAPC::SA::2007, April 11-14 in Porto Alegre

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.13 18:19   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "Brasil-PM and SPB are organizing the Yet Another Perl Conference South America (YAPC::SA::2007), in April 11 and April 14, 2007. The meeting will take place during the 8th International Free Software Forum (FISL 8.0) @ Porto Alegre (RS) — Brazil, which is coordinated by Free Software Association, FIERGS Exposition Center.

    Centro de Eventos FIERGS
    Av. Assis Brasil, 8787
    Bairro Sarandi
    Porto Alegre — RS

    The Perl Review, Spring 2007

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.12 14:13   Printer-friendly
    The next issue of The Perl Review is out, and it's a special edition for the Nordic Perl Workshop! Not only that, the PDF-only price is now only $7. Subscribe now to beat the price increase for US postage rate increases in May.

    The Spring 2007 issue of The Perl Review is online and ready for download. Subscribers should have already received an email telling them all about it. In this issue (besides the cover showing Gary Blackburn's license "PERL GOD" license plate), there's:

    • History of the Nordic Perl Workshop -- Jonas Nielsen
    • New Features in Perl 5.10 -- Renée Bäcker
    • Dynamic Object Reconfiguration -- Peter Scott
    • Adding Transactions to DBM::Deep -- Rob Kinyon
    • Parsing with Parse::Eyapp -- Casiano Rodriguez Leon
    • can() You Do It? -- brian d foy
    • and other stuff

    YAPC::Asia 2007 registration is closing soon

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by davorg on 2007.03.12 3:59   Printer-friendly
    The number of remaining seats available for YAPC::Asia 2007 Tokyo is less than 20, and we're going to close the registration on March 15th (Japanese standard time). If you haven't, go hurry register the conference!

    News: Frank Dillon to Present at Mad Mongers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.10 19:25   Printer-friendly
    kmccombs writes "Plain Black programmer Frank Dillon will present at the Mad Mongers monthly meeting, on March 14 at 7:00pm CST. This discussion, relevant to all software programmers, will explore methods to use in effective software architecture. Frank will provide tips and principles that help relieve some of the hurdles and headaches common with project development. Effective client communication, facilitated through the use of functional and technical specifications, help to develop a project that meets and exceeds the user's expectations. A seasoned professional, Frank will provide insight into how the user operates, and how that can be used to the software programmer's advantage to achieve a common goal.

    Mad Mongers
    Madison Public Library, Room 202
    March 14, 7:00pm CST"

    I'm at on Monday

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.09 15:35   Printer-friendly
    I'm in Los Angeles this week, so is having a last minute meeting at Ticketmaster at 7 pm on March 12:

    8800 W. Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069

    I'll give some sort of presentation, probably about Mastering Perl or something related to it, and hang around for drinks and so on afterward. I might even try to make a podcast out of it now that I've figured out how to use the voice memo thing on my iPod.

    YACP::Europe re-scheduled to start a day earlier!

    Journal written by domm (4030) and posted by davorg on 2007.03.08 11:09   Printer-friendly

    The bad news: The Conference has to be rescheduled slightly

    The ESC Congress 2007 is even bigger than we thought. They expect 15.000 cardiologists, plus their spouses! Due to this, there is nearly not a single bed available in Vienna for the night from Friday, 31st August to Saturday, 1st September.

    As we do not want to force you to leave on the last day of the conference, we decided to reschedule YAPC::Europe to Tuesday, 28th to Thursday, 30th August.

    new quick reference for XML::LibXML

    posted by davorg on 2007.03.07 11:31   Printer-friendly
    Andrew Ford writes "As I seem to have been using it so much recently, I have put together a quick reference card for XML::LibXML. It can be found at

    There are a couple of other Perl quick references at"

    News: The Komodo 4.0 Extensibility Challenge

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.06 14:30   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "Komodo 4.0 now allows XPI extensions, the same thing that Firefox has. Create something cool for the Komodo 4.0 Extensibility Challenge and you could win some money or prizes. The contest is open until April 1 (no, really), and you can use the 21-day free preview of Komodo to do it.

    ActiveState will go through the entries and put the best on their website to let the community vote on the one they like the best. They'll announce the results at RailsConf 2007 (but that doesn't mean you have to be a Ruby guy to win)."

    News: Google Summer of Code 2007

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.03.06 13:40   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "Are you a student who wants to hack Perl over your summer break? Let Google give you a big bag of money to do it by participating in their third Summer of Code! Last year, students got $4,500 for their work. This year that could be you.

    The application period begins on March 14 and ends on March 24. Coding runs from May 28 to August 20.

    For more information, see the Google Summer of Code FAQ."

    Perl 6 Design Minutes for 28 February 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.03.05 4:21   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 28 February 2007. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. Here are the notes.

    Perl 6 summary, 18-24 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.03.04 13:01   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "'Course, if someone goes ahead and adds the Y combinator, one must naturally begin to wonder what the YY combinator would be... :-) "

    -- Larry Wall

    "Obviously it generates a function so anonymous that it can't even refer to itself. I call it the depressed existentialist solipsist operator."

    -- chromatic, in 'Y not'

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 21 February 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.27 5:56   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 21 February 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Perl 6 summary, 11-17 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.26 5:49   Printer-friendly

    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    Remember that the European Perl Hackathon will be held next weekend, from 2-4 March, 2007 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Registration is open until Thursday, 1 March. For more information, please look at the hackathon website.

    Perl 6 summary, 4-10 February, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 9:40   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "> Errrr ... I'm the one who needs the tutorial, not the one to write it.

    "That makes you a prime person to capture the questions it needs to answer! You can't evade the Responsibility Ponies that easily."

    -- chromatic, responding to James E Keenan in 'What Skills Do We Need to Finish Parrot?'

    Perl 6 summary, 29 Jan - 3 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 4:32   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    ": This mornings up date proposed

    "Now the da rn spam fi1ters are my spelling to look like sp*m. Yeah, that's the 4icket... :)"

    -- Larry Wall, in 'Enhancing array indices'

    Perl 6 summary, 21-28 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.23 11:04   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Take the longest token, lie down and if the unease persists, write some code..."

    -- Brad Bowman, in 'DFA/NFA context is non-local'

    YAPC::Asia Sessions and Speakers bio out

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:11   Printer-friendly
    Sessions along with Timetable and Speakers profile for YAPC::Asia 2007 are now published.

    We publish iCal files for sessions as well, so that you can subscribe to the schedule using your fave calendar software like iCal, Sunbird, 30boxes or Google Calendar.

    You might notice that some talks are marked as TBD and some speakers' proflie are empty. We're working on updating the data and I hope it will be completed anytime soon.

    News: Minimal Perl revewed on SlashDot

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:08   Printer-friendly
    yumpy writes "A review of Minimal Perl by Tim Maher is being discussed on Slashdot

    More information about this book, which Amazon ranks #1 today on the Computer Programming list and #193 for overall sales, is available at "

    Parrot 0.4.9 released

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:03   Printer-friendly
    pmichaud writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.9, "Socorro." Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Parrot 0.4.9 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions at For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on the source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

    Call for Participation - YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna

    Journal written by domm (4030) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.22 8:14   Printer-friendly is officially announcing the call for participation for Yet Another Perl Conference Europe 2007. This years conference theme is "Social Perl".

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