GFU Cyrus AG is sponsoring the QA Hackathon

We’re happy to announce that GFU Cyrus AG will sponsor the Perl QA Hackathon 2015.

Originally founded as GFU Cyrus + Rölke mbH in 1980, GFU Cyrus AG is now one of the best-known IT training companies in Germany.
Several thousand IT specialists from all over the Federal Republic of Germany visit seminars at GFU every year. The program includes more than 1000 different seminars.

FindBin is fixed

I cannot comment on http://blogs.perl.org/users/buddy_burden/2015/01/kiss-kiss-shebang-shebang.html (seems to be an MT bug)

So I'm trying to post an article.

FindBin had a bug for quite a while but was fixed in perl 5.16 as I wrote in http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=41213
Here's the bug report: ="https://rt.perl.org//Public/Bug/Display.html?id=…

Keeping an eye on request duration

Some of you already know that I like optimizing things (modules, applications), regarding speed and scalability. For optimizing, you typically benchmark and profile. Regarding web applications, what I find very helpful also is observing request duration over time.

I've been doing this for quite a while now, and I found out, that this is not very common, so I would like to give an example and explain why it can be helpful. I'm also interested in other examples and typical values. (The only post about something like this I found was http://blogs.perl.org/users/mo/2011/07/exciting-updates-to-metacpan.html)

Why the perl community is no boy's club

First, the reason for this post: There was this answer in the recent survey:
"None - I refuse to acknowledge the term man hours, you patriarchical pig. But I have many person-hours. And let me tell you..."

You can discuss if this is discriminating feminists or not. It's a matter of perception, if you know the author or not. It seems that there are people who find this offensive. And I also think that it shouldn't be on a perlmonks poll, while in a group of friends it might be funny.

German Perl-Workshop 2013 - Sponsor think project!

We're glad to announce another sponsor for the German Perl Workshop 2013 in Berlin:

Thanks!

Company description in German:

Die internetbasierte Projektplattform think project! wird in 40 Ländern
von namhaften Bauherren, Projektentwicklern, Projektsteuerern, Bauunternehmen sowie
Architektur- und Ingenieurbüros eingesetzt – bis heute in über 5.000 Projekten mit mehr
als 90.000 Benutzern. think project! vereinfacht die Zusammenarbeit i…