Displaying the Git branch in the terminal prompt with and without Perl
Where am I again? No more typing “git branch”
Controlling insanity by parsing IR codes with Linux::IRPulses
Parsing IR remote codes
Automated Internet Explorer screenshots using Win32::OLE
With Perl it is always easier than you think
Boost your Perl productivity with auto-compile checking
An easy trick that saves you time
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.
A Website in a Minute Using Dancer, the Effortless Web Framework
While Perl has a few heavy hitters in the web framework world (Catalyst, Jifty, CGI::App), sometimes they can seem like overkill. When writing a light web service or a high-end but not-as-complex website, you might want something smaller and simpler….
More Code, Less Cruft: Managing Distributions with Dist::Zilla
Every software distribution is a bunch of files written and maintained by programmers. The files are of three types: code, documentation, and crap—though this distinction is too subtle. Much of the documentation and code is crap, too. It’s pointless. It’s…