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…
Logic Programming with Perl and Prolog
Computing languages can be addictive; developers sometimes blame themselves for perceived inadequacies, making apologies for them. That is the case, at least, when one defends his or her language of choice against the criticism of another language’s devotee. Regardless,…
Perl Success Story: Client-Side Collection and Reporting
Accurate software inventory management is critical to any organization. Without an accurate software inventory, organizations may either be out of compliance with their vendor licensing agreements or they may be paying extra for licenses that they do not need….
Maintaining Regular Expressions
For some, regular expressions provide the chainsaw functionality of the much-touted Perl “Swiss Army knife” metaphor. They are powerful, fast, and very sharp, but like real chainsaws, can be dangerous when used without appropriate safety measures. In this article…