opensource.com: Confessions of a recovering Perl hacker

"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, I cut back on the sysadmin tasks. Of course, that didn't stop the Perl use completely--it's amazing how often you can find an excuse to automate a task and how often Perl is the answer. But it reduced my Perl to manageable levels, levels that didn't affect my day-to-day functioning."

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What's happening with DBD::Oracle?

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

Master in github has a lot of floating changes (https://github.com/pythian/DBD-Oracle/commits/master) since the latest release (v1.74 see https://github.com/pythian/DBD-Oracle/commits/v1.74)

There are also a number of PR's aged by several years, of which I found many helpful and have curated into a new PR which applies cleanly against master (see https://github.com/pythian/DBD-Oracle/pull/62)

Whilst I have no interest in adoption DBD::Oracle, I am interested in a new "official release" so am curious who…

New Website and URL for HTML::FormFu

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 maintenance etc.

Having some time off has allowed me to get through much of that aforementioned TODO list and over the last few days, the FormFu website has been ticked off of that list.

GitHub has a "pages" feature, which is based upon Jekyll. This is a convenient system for generati…

New Sydney PM website and URL

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 GH pages. Having GH pages automagically compile markdown files into HTML is very neat. Plus having everything in github so people can PR, and having group access - are both great. But... that Jekyll isn't Perl does make me feel somewhat sold out, even if it's being used implicitly.

Anyway, p…

Sydney Perl Mongers: April Meeting

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, there is no need. Feel free to show up (and bring a friend) if you can make it.

There will be two speakers.

Lloyd will be speaking on his config management system, written in perl6

Brendan will be speaking about HashiCorp's Vault software, and how you can make use of it in your sy…