Perl, where to?

2016-06-21 17:06:30 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Perl came to be 28 years ago, through the grace of Larry Wall. That was the beginning, that was the start of it all. The next versions of Perl succeeded each other rapidly, Perl 2 came in 1988, Perl 3 in 1989 and Perl 4 in 1991. Between 3 and 4 there weren't many changes but the language got a groundwork book, Programming Perl so the version was updated. Perl 4 went through a few changes until 1993 when Larry tossed it out and  began anew with Perl 5, which was released in 1994. ...

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3 reasons to go to OSCON Europe 2016

2016-07-20 09:55:57 admin Perl Events 0 Comments

OSCON Europe this year moves just across the sea, up the Thames river, in London. It will take place between the 17-19th of October (the conference) in the Hilton Metropole. The training part will take place between the 19-20th of October. As it goes with any OSCON, this is a great opportunity to discover new things, connect and experience something quite unique when it comes to conferences. This brings us to the first reason you should go, and that’s OSCON it ...

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Perl 6 special cases

2016-09-28 11:26:01 admin Perl 6 0 Comments

The idea of special cases is not something new and it’s not strictly related to Perl 6. They’re not a problem, as some people have labeled them (especially people who don’t use perl 6), you can learn about them and get used to them with the right resource. Damian Convay at YAPC:NA talked a little bit of this, about how many language features defaulted to working on $_ and how many did not. Perl 6 can default to $_ , b ...

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7 features that I would like to have in Perl 5

2016-11-23 10:28:19 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 2 Comments

As a senior developer I work with Perl 5 every day. It’s my livelihood and my passion, but even though I love Perl, sometimes it makes my days dreary and dreadful. It’s a great language, it’s my language, but it’s not perfect. It doesn’t even have to be, I don’t believe there is something as a perfect programming language. They all have have their drawbacks, and Perl 5 is no different. That being said, there are a few features that I would love to have in P ...

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The time for Perl 6

2016-12-14 17:37:09 admin Perl 6 0 Comments

Perl 6 has been released for almost a year now, but it hasn’t quite reached mainstream level. Only a handful of people got around to playing with it, but that will start to change soon enough. In the past few months we had a few lectures about Perl 6, at YAPC::EU, YAPC::NA, OSCON Austin, OSCON London and more. The time for Perl 6 is now, because we will also have at least 3 Perl 6 books available next year. Although there is extensive document ...

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