Announcing: PerlGSL - A Collection of Perlish Interfaces to the Gnu Scientific Library

With this post I am happy to announce the release of my new distribution: PerlGSL. This accompanies several other releases I’ve made in the past few days, I’ll get to those in a moment.

A few days ago I asked what I should call my new multidimensional integration module. The discussion centered on whether it was more important that it required the GSL library, or whether it was a set of bindings for the GSL (was that set complete)? Was it a dist in its own right needing a toplevel name, or that it was mathematical and should be under Math::?

After discussion and reflection, I have decided that I wanted a toplevel namespce for this project, mostly because the need to satisfy the external dependency on the GSL separates these modules from others. To make it worthy of that honor, I have made it into a dist in its own right, not unlike other named dists like Mojolicious or Catalyst, though more modular.

Don't use Cache::Memcached for UTF8 strings

Read about our adventures while trying to store/retrieve an UTF-8 string via Cache::Memcached in my Perl blog

BlueHost has become a sponsor of YAPC::NA 2012! And...

BlueHost has become a sponsor of YAPC::NA 2012! And they’re hiring!

Bluehost is one of the leading web hosting firms in the United States. The company has a rock solid shared hosting platform to support individuals, professionals and small businesses. In addition, Bluehost has the best customer support rating (NPS) in the industry. All development at Bluehost is done with Perl. The development team has a number of senior Perl developers who are regular contributors to CPAN, having written modules such as CGI::EX and Template::Alloy. One of the Bluehost developers helped write Strawberry Perl. If you are interested in joining a leading edge Perl development shop, come talk to us at the YAPC job fair. 

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

7th Week of Perl 6 Tablets

... and what happened?

I added a FAQ (Appendix F) page (and moved links to appendix H aka href appendix), but its just questions so far. You migth ask, but there is already a semiofficial FAQ. True. But would you not prefer better sorted anwers with links where all the parts of the answer are even better explained in more detail?

I added also a which gives you output like:

We’ve moved the YAPC::NA 2012 Job Fair and Expo into a...

We’ve moved the YAPC::NA 2012 Job Fair and Expo into a larger room to accommodate  demand. As a result we now have a few more tables available for those looking to exhibit. Contact admin [at] yapcna [dot] org if you’re interested.

Also, we this means we have more space for Startup Row. If you have a new startup and are looking to promote it, we’ll give you a free table at YAPC!

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

London Perl Mongers Technical Meeting 2012-05-31

London Perl Mongers organises technical meetings every two months. The technical meetings are a chance to find out what has been going on in the Perl community, what techniques people are using and how Perl integrates with other software.

The next technical meeting will be on the 31st May 2012 from 7pm to 9pm (you may arrive earlier, please sign in at the reception). You have to sign up to attend, see below.

This meeting is sponsored by Webfusion and will be held at the Conway Hall. Many thanks to Barbie, Webfusion and everyone involved for allowing us to use this wonderful venue.

The following speakers will present:

James Laver: Lovecraftian Perl
Paul LeoNerd Evans: Terminal Interface Construction KIT
Barbie: Labyrinth is/isn't a Web Framework
David Leadbeater: RE2: Faster regexp matching

For more information and to sign up, please visit

See you there, Léon.

Considering NPW2012 rescheduling

Unfortunately there's been very few talk submissions and registrations for NPW2012 so far which could be due to it being the week before YAPC::NA and a bit of tight schedule from announcement to workshop.

Therefore I'm considering rescheduling it for later this year.

Comments, thoughts?

Lots of Perl Authors

From guest contributor brian d foy:

Based on the YAPC::NA schedule, I noticed that we have quite a few Perl authors will be at the conference, representing at least 15 different Perl titles. There may be more authors and more titles (please let us know so we can update this list), but this is quite impressive for a 400 person conference. Bring your favorite books to get them signed by your favorite authors. Track them down on Facebook or Google Images so you can know what they look like. I’ve already tracked down some images for you:

  • brian d foy
    • Learning Perl, 6th Edition
    • Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition
    • Mastering Perl
    • Programming Perl, 4th Edition
    • Effective Perl Programming, 2nd Edition
    • The Learning Perl Student Workbook
  • Randal Schwartz (merlyn)
    • Programming Perl, 1st and 2nd Edition
    • Learning Perl
    • Intermediate Perl
    • Perls of Wisdom
  • Tom Christiansen (tchrist)
    • The Perl Cookbook
    • Programming Perl
  • Andrew Johnson
    • Elements of Programming with Perl
  • Matt Trout (mst)
    • The Definitive Guide to Catalyst
  • Andy Lester (petdance)
    • Land the Tech Job You Love
    • Pro Perl Debugging
    • Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell
  • Dave Rolsky (autarch)
    • Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
    • RT Essentials
  • Scott Walters (scrottie)
    • Perl 6 Now

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

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