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    Adding tags to CPAN modules via CPAN::Forum

    Journal written by gabor (1626) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.07.04 17:46   Printer-friendly
    I am glad to announce that after another long period of neglecting the forum I had enough tuits to add a tagging system to it. So from now on, registered users of CPAN::Forum can add personal tags to every module (or actually distribution).

    You can see the tags I already added. All three of them.

    Later I add more features (such as seeing the tags of others and seeing them in a cloud) and I'll also provide access to the data so that it can be used to enhance search engines.

    You are most welcome to register on the site and start adding tags to your favorite modules or just complain bitterly about the bugs and missing features on the CPAN::Forum page of CPAN Forum. July Meeting

    Journal written by cgrau (3787) and posted by davorg on 2007.07.04 8:07   Printer-friendly

    Come join the myriad members of the San Diego Perl Mongers as they meet once again to discuss, debate, deconstruct, and sometimes even deviate from all things Perl.

    Monday, 09 July 2007, 19:00 - 21:00
    Panera Bread, Mira Mesa, Calif. (with free wi-fi!)

    We never have an agenda, but we always have a good time.

    Meeting Announcements: meeting 04.07.2007.

    posted by davorg on 2007.07.02 9:57   Printer-friendly
    dami writes " meets next Wednesday, July 4th. 2007.

    19:00 meeting in "La Diligence", 2 rue Pécolat
    19:15 conference on "A game in Perl" by Guillaume Cottenceau, author of Frozen Bubble
    20:00 dinner in "Olympos", 3 rue Chaponnière, offered by the Plat_forms Geneva team

    Please register here"

    Perl 6 and Parrot wikis move to

    posted by davorg on 2007.07.02 9:54   Printer-friendly
    Andy Lester writes "For a year or two now, I've hosted the Perl 6 and Parrot wikis on my home server, on a not-too-fast DSL line, at They've now been moved to the wiki infrastructure at, on a dedicated box. This means much better performance, so if you've tried the wikis before and found them slow, check them out now.

    Perl Music Videos

    Journal written by pudge (1) and posted by pudge on 2007.06.28 23:01   Printer-friendly
    I posted two songs on YouTube: Perl, in a Nutshell and KLB. "Perl, in a Nutshell" is a parody of a Barenaked Ladies song called "Life, in a Nutshell." Not much more needs to be said about that. "KLB" is a song I wrote years ago, with ideas from nocarrier and Schwern and others, about #perl on EFNet.

    Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials in the Perl 6 / parrot repository

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.26 14:16   Printer-friendly
    Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials is now open source.

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski, and Leo Tötsch wrote Perl 6 Essentials , which later became Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials . The universe has changed quite a bit since then. Despite that, the first chapter is still very interesting because it's a slice of history about what people were thinking and why things happened the way they did.

    News: Announcing The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2007

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.26 11:58   Printer-friendly
    ehdonhon writes "The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2007 web site is now live. Call for papers is now open. (See the site for the full announce text)

    Major differences from last year's conference include:
    • The workshop is now a two-day event.
    • Special, new course for programmers with little or no Perl experience.
    • Improved scheduling.
    • The web site is now powered by ACT

    The Perl Review, Summer 2007

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.23 2:26   Printer-friendly
    The Summer 2007 issue of The Perl Review is out, and it's a special edition for the YAPC::NA sponsored by LiveText (who are looking for good Perl programmers in the Chicago area). This issue's cover is some of the conference detritus I've collected over the years.

    The Summer 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:

    • Managing Modules Without Going Crazy -- brian d foy
    • Carp & Friends -- Alberto Simões
    • The Perl Debugger -- Richard Foley
    • Tk Mega-widgets -- Charles Colbourn
    • and other stuff

    We're always looking for people with good Perl stories to tell to, and you can submit an article idea.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 20 June 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.23 0:13   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met on 20 June 2007. Larry, Damian, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Final Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2008

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.21 16:23   Printer-friendly
    YAPC Europe Venue Committee writes "As YAPC::Europe::2007 in Vienna is drawing closer, the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee are looking forward to reviewing all the proposals from those wishing to host the 2008 conference. If you haven't already done so, please send a brief statement of intent to The deadline for applications is June 30, 2007, after which the committee will begin the review process.

    For more information about the requirements for hosting a conference, you may want to refer to the YAPC organisers documentation (administered by TPF) or look at the examples of previous European conferences.

    Please direct any questions to, and a member of the committee will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. The public announcement of the location for the 2008 conference will be announced during the 2007 conference in Vienna."

    Plat_Forms Report Published

    Journal written by dami (6728) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.20 11:41   Printer-friendly
    The results and final report of the "Plat_Forms" international programming contest were released yesterday in a press conference in Nuremberg, and will be published today June 20th, 2007 on For each of the categories Perl, PHP and Java, three teams of three people each competed to produce a comprehensive "social networking" application in just 30 hours.

    Parrot 0.4.13

    Journal written by Allison (3003) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.19 22:30   Printer-friendly
    On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Learning Perl 6 by brian d foy

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.18 12:46   Printer-friendly
    At the Nordic Perl Workshop 2007 brian d foy presented on learning Perl 6. You can get the slides for that presentation and also listen to the audio podcast. In the presentation, brian talks about Pugs and encourages you to try it out. Just a note, the binary versions will save you a few days of compilation.

    yapc: Call for Lightning Talks

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.15 6:23   Printer-friendly
    rGeoffrey writes "Going to YAPC::America in Houston, OSCON in Portland, or YAPC::Europe in Vienna this conference season? Do you want one third of your "15 minutes of fame"? Then give a Lightning Talk on some topic that speaks to you. Submissions now being accepted for Houston, Portland, and Vienna. Or go wild and crazy and try for 5 minutes at each of the three and get all 15 minutes in one ten week span."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 13 June 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.06.15 6:21   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 13 June 2007. Larry, Damian, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    News: PerlChina Beijing workshop - June 17th, Sunday

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.13 15:51   Printer-friendly
    Qiang writes "PerlChina is organizing a workshop in Beijing on sunday, June 17, 2007. The workshop is free for all. Registration is not mandatory, but please register youself if you are going to attend.

    News: Plain Black Staffers to Present at MadMongers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.13 15:45   Printer-friendly
    kmccombs writes "June's MadMongers meeting features a series of four lightning talks, three of which are to be presented by Plain Black staffers. These talks will pack a large amount of knowledge condensed into one session, so be prepared to take notes and walk out with some new ideas.

    Perlcast: Matt Trout on DBIx::Class

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.12 7:36   Printer-friendly
    For the latest Perlcast, Jonathan Rockway and I talked with Matt Trout about DBIx::Class and the Perl ORM landscape.

    YAPC::NA 2007 is almost here!

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.11 5:00   Printer-friendly
    jfluhmann writes "YAPC::NA 2007 is only 15 days away! If you haven't already registered, it's not too late! Visit the YAPC::NA website to get registered. Don't miss out on the largest Perl gathering of North America!

    News: Volunteer for the Perl Foundation booth at OSCON

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.11 4:00   Printer-friendly
    dha writes "The Perl Foundation will again make its presence known in the vendor room of OSCON in late July. If you would like to donate a couple of hours of your time to help run the booth, we'd be happy to have you! If you're interested, send an email to We look forward to seeing you in Portland!"
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