Monthly Report - April

The month of fasting, Ramadan, started last month and today, 1st May 2020, is the 8th day of Ramadan in UK. It has been nearly 2 months since I have been working from home. COVID-19 is taking a toll already. I have developed sleeping disorder in the last 2 months. In fact, it is not just me, the whole family as kids are also staying home all day, thanks to school closure. I just hope and pray, we get hold of the situation quickly. Earlier, I used to glue to TV watching Indian reality shows. Even that has stopped now because of the pandemic affect. I decided to buy Netflix subscription to give me company when I feel low. And when I am bored of web series, I get my hand dirty doing Raku programming. Although I am not there but I feel comfortable with Raku now. I have been doing the Perl Weekly Challenge every week in Perl and Raku. I am even blogging about my Raku learning experience. I hope doing weekly challenge will help me learn the many magics of Raku.

Let's take a quick look through last month main activities.



Pull Request

10 Pull Requests submitted in the month of April.

2295 Pull Requests altogether.


Git Commits

658 commits recorded in the month of April.

Overall 2663 commits recorded in the year 2020.


Perl Weekly Challenge

Perl Weekly Challenge proposed in the month of April

And RECAPS are listed as below:


Meet The Champion

Last month, I had the pleasure to interview the Champion of the Weekly Challenge. Please do checkout and find out more about her.

If you are interested in past champions interview then you can find it all here.


Pull Request Club

Last month, I received XML::Feed by Dave Cross. I submitted one Pull Request and it has been kindly accepted and merged.


Perl Blog

Last month, I blogged about the following topics.


Perl Weekly Newsletter

Last month, I edited two editions of The Perl Weekly newsletter i.e. Issue #454 and Issue #456. At the end of last month, I have edited 50 editions of Perl Weekly newsletter. It took me nearly 2 years to get this far.


Adopt CPAN Module

None in the last month.

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About Mohammad S Anwar

user-pic CPAN Author & Contributor. Co-editor of PerlWeekly newsletter. Write article for http://perl.com, Father of 3 angels. Indian by birth, British by choice.