The Asus Transformer Prime (TF201) is an outstanding Android tablet and with keyboard it is a very good netbook replacement. Using Linux Installer aided by some tweaks you can make it build and run current (June 2012) Parrot and Rakudo. On a Debian Stable (6.0 Squeeze) installation, you need only use apt-get to install the git-core, gcc and make packages (optionally libicu-dev) and do a standard /users/martin_berends/rakudo/index.html
Database access for Rakudo Perl 6 has improved markedly in the past month. Here are the main points:
The MiniDBI project formerly known as FakeDBI is destined for inclusion in Rakudo * and is now 'usable' and 'useful'. Commit permission to the repo is freely available via hugme in #perl6. Porting simple database client software from Perl 5 to Perl 6 requires only minimal editing.
So, why MiniDBI and not just DBI? Because Perl 6 will have a DBI v2, based on JDBC, read more about that below. The P…