Buy A Parking Permit For YAPC::NA 2012

Buy A Parking Permit For YAPC::NA 2012 :

If you will be driving to YAPC you’re going to need a parking permit of some kind. The hotels in the area all have their own parking ramps that you can park in. Likewise if you’ll be staying at the Lowell Center it also has it’s own private parking. However, if you’re driving in each day either because you live close, or you’re staying at a hotel too far from campus to walk, then you’ll need to get yourself a campus parking permit. They are $13 per day, and must be reserved no later than June 5th, 2012.

DBD::SQLite 1.35 released

DBD::SQLite 1.35 has been released to the CPAN. If your mirror has not updated yet, you can install it via pip or cpanm from the following URL.

Normally the release schedule of DBD::SQLite is tied to that of SQLite update recommendations, as this module is used in an enormous number of places and having relatively large gaps between releases is considered an advantage for downstream distributions and corporate users in particular that have very large testing burdens for each release.

This is the first DBD::SQLite in a long time that was not done as the result of an update recommendation from the SQLite maintainers.

In addition to a number of Perl level bug fixes, this release gains the SQLite 3.7.8 and 3.7.9 updates, the former of which contains a new merge sort for indexing resulting in an order of magnitude performance improvement to indexing and performance improvements to any queries that do index lookups.

Looking for Ilja Tabachnik

I'm looking for Ilja Tabachnik.

I want to fix his only module on CPAN (POSIX::RT::MQ), but his public email address no longer exists. If I can not reach him I will ask the PAUSE admins for permission to take over this module.


Hi Folks

Does anyone know why is off the air? Is it just because I'm in Melbourne (Aust)? Is it temporary?


I’m pleased to announce that OpenMake Software our newest...

I’m pleased to announce that OpenMake Software our newest sponsor for YAPC::NA 2012.

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Falling in love with Pod::Weaver

I've been working on Redis::Client for a while now. It's not ready for production use yet, and there's a lot of work yet to be done, but it's much better than anything else on CPAN right now for talking to Redis.

I hate boilerplate with a burning passion, and I will often go to extreme lengths to avoid typing it. (I typed it once already, dammit! Leave me alone!)

After having a great time learning to mess with Dist::Zilla, I decided to give another of Ricardo's projects, Pod::Weaver a try. Here's the cool stuff I was able to do after not a lot of work.

Marpa and the Ruby Slippers

In a previous post, I listed the four ideas that are essential to Marpa. This post delves into one of them: Ruby Slippers parsing. In Ruby Slippers parsing, the parser imagines ("wishes") that the language it is parsing is easier to parse than it actually is. The part of the application that handles input (the "lexer") manipulates the input to make the parser's "wishes" come true.

As an example, take liberal HTML. "Liberal HTML" is HTML as it is found "in the wild", with missing and spurious tags. I've written a Marpa-powered liberal HTML parser which uses the Ruby Slippers as its primary technique. The grammar behind Marpa::HTML assumes a fantasy world, one where no element ever occurs out of place, and where all HTML elements have both start and end tags.

How Soon Is Now?

The YAPC Conference Surveys site has now been updated with the results of the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop and the German Perl Workshop.

The site has also been update to provide a tabbed display of the different types of event, to make it a little easier to find results. Over the next month or so I am looking to get more of the past data online, as well as the feedback that I normally send to just the organisers. I have lots of data waiting in the wings, and its only been my lack of free time that has prevented me from finishing off the sanity checks.

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