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Monday October 04, 2004
08:12 AM

New Israel.pm website look

http://www.perl.org.il/ has a new look, courtesy of a template downloaded from OSWD.org and the wonderful HTML::Template module.

In addition, the site sources are under subversion, so that anyone can download and use them. Instructions are in the About page.

Recently someone posted in his Journal a rant about Perl websites:
http://use.perl.org/~TeeJay/journal/21055

I believe the new Israel.pm site shows that things can be different, even for "one man shows" sites. Israel.pm:
1. Is standards complient.
2. Nice looking, but not too flashy.
3. Is based on HTML::Template, so is easy to maintain.
4. Uses subversion to handle the site sources, so it is easy to send patches.

I agree that for large sites, such as perldoc.com, 1 or even just 2 people are not enough. But for the site of local Perl Mongers group, a perl based templating solution should be workable.

If you think differently, please comment below. Or send a patch :-)

Sunday September 05, 2004
09:15 AM

Israel.pm September 2004 Meeting

On Thursday, September 9, the Israeli Perl Mongers will hold their regular monthly meeting. The program this week:

  • 18:00-19:00 -- Assembly and light refreshments
  • 19:00-20:00 -- Uri Bruck will lecture about A simple method to manipulate open office forms in perl.
  • 20:00-20:20 -- Break and refreshments
  • 20:20-20:30 -- Gabor Szabo will lecture about Perl in Hungary - "So how was the Hungarian Perl MicroWorkshop ?"
  • 20:30-21:00 -- Gabor Szabo will lecture about The Quality of CPAN Modules - CPAN Testers, RT, CPANTS, CPANPLUS, CPANRATINGS, QA-Perl
  • As usual after the meeting we will go out to a nearby pub/coffee-shop/etc. for a post-meeting social gathering.

The event will take place in the Dapey Zahav building, 23 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan.
Attendence is free, but a 10 NIS donation to help buy the bourekas will be welcome.

04:38 AM

Gmail Invitations

Hi all, Following a journal entry I saw a while back, I'm offering 5 Gmail invitations to the general use Perl; crowd on a FCFS basis. Get 'em while they're hot! :-)
Sunday August 22, 2004
07:44 AM

Next Jerusalem.pm Meeting

On Wednesday, August 25th, the Jerusalem Perl Mongers will hold their next meeting. The program this week:

  • 18:00-18:05 -- Assembly and light refreshments
  • 18:05-19:35 -- Motke Keshet will lecture about Raw Data Engine - A Perl Generic Cure for a Perennial Problem.
    This session introduces various techniques in Perl programming from the special point of view of table conversions.

The event will take place in the Exlibris offices, Malcha Technology Park, Building 9, 4th floor. Attendence is free.
For more information, see http://jerusalem.perl.org.il/ or contact eitan at perl dot org dot il.

Tuesday August 17, 2004
04:20 PM

Israel.pm August 2004 Meeting

This Thursday, August 19, the Israeli Perl Mongers will hold their regular monthly meeting. The program this week:
      * 18:00-19:00 -- Assembly and light refreshments
      * 19:00-20:30 -- Mikhael Goikhman will lecture about Version Control Systems for your development.
      * 20:30-20:45 -- Break and refreshments
      * 20:45-21:45 -- Shlomo Yona will lecture about Finite-state based morphological analyzer for Hebrew in XFST.
      * As usual after the meeting we will go out to a nearby pub/coffee-shop/etc. for a post-meeting social gathering.

The event will take place in the Dapey Zahav building, 23 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan.
Attendence is free, but a 10 NIS donation to help buy the bourekas will be welcome.

Saturday July 31, 2004
02:24 PM

Next Jerusalem.pm Meeting

On Wednesday, August 4th, the Jerusalem Perl Mongers will hold their regular monthly meeting. The program this week:

  • 18:00-18:05 -- Assembly and light refreshments
  • 18:05-19:35 -- Issac Goldstand will lecture about Debugging Perl.

The event will take place in the Exlibris offices, Malcha Technology Park, Building 9, 4th floor. Attendence is free.
For more information, see http://jerusalem.perl.org.il/meeting280704.html or contact eitan at perl dot org dot il

Sunday June 27, 2004
01:29 AM

Israel-PM July 2004 Meeting

On Thursday, July 1st, the Israeli Perl Mongers will hold their regular monthly meeting. The program this week:

  • 18:00-19:00 -- Assembly and light refreshments
  • 19:00-20:20 -- Shlomo Yona will lecture about Hebrew and Perl.
  • 20:20-20:45 -- Break and refreshments
  • 20:45-21:45 -- Gaal Yahas will lecture about Maypole.
  • As usual after the meeting we will go out to a nearby pub/coffee-shop/etc. for a post-meeting social gathering.

The event will take place in the Dapey Zahav building, 23 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan.
Attendence is free, but a 10 NIS donation to help buy the bourekas will be welcome.

Thursday June 17, 2004
10:55 AM

Next Jerusalem.pm Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the Jerusalem Perl Mongers will take place at 18:00, Tuesday, 22nd June 2004 at our regular location: Jerusalem, ExLibris offices,
Malcha Technology Park, Building 9, 4th Floor.

The schedule is as follows:
* Lightning talk: "Splitting filename into its components" by Eitan Schuler (5 minutes) - in Hebrew
* Main session: "Lisp and Perl, an introduction to Functional Programing" by Zach Kessin - in English

For more information mailto:eitan@perl.org.il

Sunday May 30, 2004
01:31 AM

Israel-PM June 2004 Meeting

On Thursday, June 3rd, the Israeli Perl Mongers will hold their regular monthly meeting. The program this week:

  • 18:00-19:00 -- Assembly and light refreshments
  • 19:00-20:00 -- Roman Parparov will lecture about Empire - the oldest internet wargame.
  • 20:00-20:30 -- Break and refreshments
  • 20:30-21:30 -- Uri Bruck will lecture about A SOAP server implemented in Perl.
  • As usual after the meeting we will go out to a nearby pub/coffee-shop/etc. for a post-meeting social gathering.

The event will take place in the Dapey Zahav building, 23 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan.
Attendence is free, but a 10 NIS donation to help buy the bourekas will be welcome.

Thursday May 27, 2004
09:21 AM

Perl Quiz-of-the-Week Mailing List Revived

About a year and a half ago, October 2002 to be specific, long time Perl hacker Mark Jason Dominus came up with the idea of a mailing list devoted to weekly Perl quizzes, written by him and (hopefully :) solved by the Perl community. See the original email announcing the list for details.

The list was very successful, generating many interesting discussions on the corresponding perl-qotw-discuss discussions mailing list. Alas, the burden of writing both quizzes and summaries, week afer week, grew to be too much for MJD, with the sad result that the list eventually came to a halt. After a long hiatus, prompted by someone asking if the list was dead, MJD emailed the list and proposed a new scheme for reviving the list- namely, that people would volunteer to write both quiz and summary, one or two per week, and MJD would act only as overall list administrator. Response was enthusiastic, and a new quiz was released shortly after, with hopefully more to follow.

So, if you feel like sharpening your Perl skills, feel free to come on in and register to both perl-qotw and perl-qotw-discuss mailing lists (hit the "eSubscribe" link at the bottom of the page in order to subscribe) - the list is once again alive and open for business :)
Just remember that now more than ever the success of the list depends on the community, so if you can contribute a quiz (i.e. the quiz and a sample solution + short writeup afterwards), please do so.