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  • Commented on HTTP requests, simply
    LWP::Protocol::PSGI converted me back from HTTP::Tiny For all HTTP::Tiny's joys, LWP::Protocol::PSGI makes testing delightful...
  • Commented on See you next year at 36c3!
    Great work representing perl. Keep it up....
  • Posted Skeleton Week: perl based status page to dean

    The nice folk at Fastmail have published their status webpage application "towncrier" as foss on github. See it running in on their actual status page (link fixed).

    It is written in Perl, usin…

  • Posted Skeleton Week: Nopaste with mojopaste to dean

    The nopaste utility from the venerable ETHER is a terrific addition to your standard deployment. Installation is trivial with:

    cpanm App::Nopaste

    This simple utility makes it trivial to …

  • Posted Skeleton Week: Perl plugin for collectd to dean

    This is the first year that I can recall during which I have not been at $work. I like the easy commuting, empty car parks, long lunches etc. then taking leave when everyone comes back.


  • Posted Thanks for Imager::File::WEBP to dean

    Thanks TONYC for authoring and releasing Imager::File::WEBP

    All three major browsers now support WebP in a backwards compatible way, so with a few small changes to our Imager scrip…

  • Commented on PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Quick Start Guide
    Congrats on getting your book published. No doubt a herculean effort....
  • Posted DBD::Oracle 1.76 released to dean

    Including a wide range of bug fixes and some helpful enhancements as detailed in the Changes file.

    If you are using DBD::Oracle, there is no reason not to upgrade (YMMV)

    Check it out or using your preferred CPAN tools

  • Commented on Promoting Perl
    Training (and certifications) have a powerful network effect. Thats a great contribution....
  • Commented on Promoting Perl
    I have taken a POV that is promoting perl through content creation and promotion. This would help address the mentioned idea that "people are learning it, so they want to use it". Another POV is excellent - that of promoting...
  • Posted Promoting Perl to dean

    After this weeks discussions about naming a shovel a spade, and how that would increase sales in the hardware store. I hope to start a substantive discussion around promoting Perl.

    Dear Reader, please don't let the above metaphor become a stumbling block. Your ingenuity is desperately need…

  • Posted Sydney Perl Tomorrow! (2018-09-25) to dean

    Please join us for September meeting of Sydney Perl Mongers.

    This meet is hosted by Broadbean, who are providing the venue and catering.

    Time: 6-9pm (roughly)
    Date: Tuesday, 25th of September 2018
    Location: 9 Hunter Street, Sydney

    (Meet in the g…

  • Posted Confessions of a recovering Perl hacker to dean

    "I always insisted on commenting my Perl. I never got to the very end of the Camel Book. Not in one reading, anyway. I never experimented with the darker side-effects; three or four separate operations per line was always enough for me. Over time, as my responsibilities moved more to programming,…

  • Commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.
    I took that as inspiration for Thanks Peter...
  • Commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.
    Smoking by cpantesters is almost entirely pointless for two reasons: - the Oracle Client SDK has to be downloaded and installed (requires an account, but is "free" as in beer). there are some random websites that have it for...
  • Posted What's happening with DBD::Oracle? to dean

    For $work reasons I have had to do a lot of work with DBD::Oracle.

    Master in github has a lot of floating changes ( since the latest release (v1.74 see

    There are also a number …

  • Commented on A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart
    This could be quite an interesting basis for an AMI image of just enough os (JeOS) for a perl app....
  • Commented on Long Live Perl 5!
    Is someone marketing perl? I wasn't aware anyone was/is making an effort to promote it, and that the claims "perl is dead" and "perl is indistinguishable from line noise" are just endured. There was certainly much discussion on facebook around...
  • Commented on Stack Overflow Considered as a Grimoire or Trove
    Double posted?...
  • Posted New Website and URL for HTML::FormFu to dean

    Sitting on my TODO list has been a refresh (resurrection perhaps?) of the FormFu website.

    In 2017 the various contributors consolidated into a single Group on GitHub - authors of related modules are invited to donate them into that group for future …

  • Commented on CPAN Day is 16th August
    Might i suggest that CPAN day also be a "wear a perl shirt to work" day?...
  • Commented on __END__
    Self publishing is easier than ever. Which is being taken advantage of. Whats interesting is that as a result of changes in the way people consume media, we are seeing people embrace new concepts. Or perhaps, old concepts with a...
  • Posted New Sydney PM website and URL to dean

    With new cool TLD's available, I purchased perl dot sydney which is the perfect domain for Sydney Perl Mongers.

    Our current/old website is dated and tired, so I also spent some time whipping into shape a new website using…

  • Commented on My Perl Toolchain Summit
    Annoyingly, the flickr link seems to require the visitor to log in to yahoo :(...
  • Commented on Perl Toolchain Summit 2017 - Day 2 gives me a 404......
  • Posted Sydney Perl Mongers: April Meeting to dean

    You are invited to join us for this months Sydney PM meeting. We are hosted for the fist time by BarNet and we are glad and grateful for their invitation.

    Everyone with an interest is welcome regardless of your experience with Perl and although we appreciate people RSVP'ing on Meetup, ther…

  • Commented on Tomorrow is LWP Hack Night
    Having a LWP hack night is a great idea....
  • Commented on Turkish speaker needed
    cheers, much appreciated...
  • Posted Turkish speaker needed to dean

    A very kind person has submitted a Turkish translation for FormFu.

    We're hoping another kind Turkish speaker could find a few moments to read over the submission and check it's good to go.

    PR at ->…

  • Posted Perl BoF @ LCA 2017 to dean

    A Perl BoF (Birds of a feather) meeting has been officially organized for this years Conference in Tasmania Australia.

    Further details can be found at:…

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  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Promoting Perl

    > If you had $10,000 to promote Perl - what would you do with it?

    I open small Perl workshop in 10-20 people by Borrowing rental space Regularly.

    And We talk about Perl each others and develop Perl open source or service.

    And write blog about the meeting with some pictures.

  • KES commented on Promoting Perl

    Just a thought: Maybe we do not see often contribution in perl because projects just work. They just do not require 24/7 attention after implementation.

  • Luca Ferrari commented on PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Quick Start Guide

    @Dean thank you!
    I have to say it has been a nice task, while I admit it is not as simple as it may sound to write a whole book even if you know (or think to know) the subject.

  • Luca Ferrari commented on PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Quick Start Guide

    Thanks Dean!
    I would like to say it has been a nice adventure, even if it could not be as simple as it sounds to write a whole book from scratch even if you know (or think to know) the subject.

  • Grinnz commented on HTTP requests, simply

    That is pretty nice. Test::Mojo provides a similar interface for testing Mojo apps, it's incredibly useful.

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