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Friday March 27, 2009
06:08 AM

Padre 0.30 released

Just a short announcement:

Version 0.30 of Padre, the Perl IDE was released.

Look around and download it from CPAN

Read the Changes directly from the SVN repository.


Thursday March 26, 2009
02:46 AM

HTTP::Server::Simple for testing

I love HTTP::Server::Simple and use it for Testing a Web application without a lot of setup
Monday March 23, 2009
04:16 AM

Embedding Perl 6 in Perl 5

As reported on Perl 6 Tricks and Treats, finally I managed to use Rakudo Perl 6 from some Perl 5 code.

And BTW we just reached 128 subscribers on the Perl 6 newsletter.

Tuesday March 17, 2009
05:47 AM

Perl 6 Tricks and Treats after 6 days

It's not a full week yet since I announced the Perl 6 Tricks and Treats newsletter and there are almost a 100 subscribers already. This is nice if we take in account that Perl is dead and Perl 6 is vaporware.

I've sent out 3 messages so far:

enjoy, subscribe and invite others

Wednesday March 11, 2009
01:37 AM

Perl 6 Tricks and Treats - newsletter

Let me announce a new addition to the Perl 6 is going to happen soon family.

I am preparing my Perl 6 training material so I'll be up to speed in April for the Hands-on Perl 6 training in Oslo after the Nordic Perl Workshop

In order to help me prepare the material I opened a newsletter where I am going to send out Perl 6 Tricks and Treats.

If you are interested in reading my irregular writings about Perl 6, you can subscribe here to the newsletter.

Saturday March 07, 2009
10:38 AM

Padre 0.28 is out

I am late on posting about this but the Padre development was fairly slow in the past few weeks so there are not many news items. Still a few words:
  • the new Padre 0.28 is on CPAN finally with the names in unicode showing correctly
  • ppm version of 0.28 for Windows is available
  • 0.28 was already packaged for Fedora
  • Plugin for initial SVK and SVN integration were released

and I blogged about vim as a Perl IDE

Sunday March 01, 2009
01:57 AM

Improving the speed of PPI

The biggest problem of PPI is that its slow. This causes any code depending on it such at Perl::Critic or the syntax highlighter of Padre to be slow. In the last couple of weeks Semuel Fomberg has been writing a replacement Tokenizer in C++.

See his status report.

I am sure he'll accept your help.

Friday February 20, 2009
05:30 AM

Padre as ppm for Active Perl on Windows

I am happy to let you know that Padre is now available as a ppm distribution for Active Perl 5.10 on Windows.

In order to install it you'll need to add two repositories:

ppm rep add wxperl
ppm rep add padre

and then you can install:

ppm install Alien-wxWidgest
ppm install Wx
ppm install Padre

For up to date information see the Download page of Padre

Monday February 16, 2009
02:05 AM

Who is writing about Perl? What do Perlhackers write about?

chromatic tells us that his Modern Perl books site gets very few incoming links from other bloggers in the Perl community.

so I started (again) to wonder

  • Who in the Perl community is writing?
  • What are they writing about ? Perl? Other stuff?
  • Where are their blogs? On, on a personal site or on some large blogging site?
  • How can we find them?

I though there are two perl blog aggregators: Planet Perl and Perlsphere but yesterday I heard about the Belgian Perl Planet so there might be others out there.

Oh, yes and of course there are also the Parrot Planet and the Perl 6 Planet

I think I should start a project making sure I'll write in my blog about every Perl related blog I see (outside of at least once with a link to it.

Tuesday February 10, 2009
03:15 AM

Padre 0.27 released

Version 0.27 of Padre, the Perl IDE has just been released.

It will take some time to reach CPAN. Till then you can install it using