Enable Backtraces with Carp::Always (Modern Perl Tips)
Ever had a program crash and wanted to get more details about where and why? The CPAN module Carp::Always is perfect for this.
Show off Perl in Plat_Forms 2012
Thanks to Torsten Raudssus, who wrote in with this announcement. What is Plat_Forms? Plat_Forms is a contest and competition in which top-class teams of three programmers compete to implement the same requirements for a web-based system within two days, using…
Perl in Plat_Forms 2012 Web Development Contest
Thanks to Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ for coordinating entries into the Plat_Forms 2012 web development contest. This annual contest pits some of the best developers of frameworks and languages against each other to solve real problems. Perl developers have participated for several…
New Features of Perl 5.14: Non-destructive Substitution
Perl 5.14 adds non-destructive substitution.
Perl in Plat_Forms 2011
Thanks to Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ for sending along this notice about the Plat_Forms 2011 web development contest. Unlike other comparisons of programming languages (such as the great unmaintainable speed-tweakers micromeasurement contest and This Is Odiously Bad Empiricism), Plat_Forms features real teams…
Colonizing the Lacuna Expanse with Perl
Perl productivity has suffered this month with JT Smith’s announcement of The Lacuna Expanse, a web-based space empire strategy game. As with most of Smith’s projects, TLE uses Perl extensively. Perl.com recently conducted an email interview to explore the world behind the game world.
People of Perl 6: Carl Mäsak
Carl Mäsak is a developer of Rakudo Perl 6 and arguably the most dedicated bug wrangler. He’s contributed to more bug reports than anyone else. If you find that Rakudo does not do as you expect, you’ll likely talk to him on #perl6 for help triaging and categorizing your bug.
In his own words, here’s how he’s helped make Perl 6 real.