Monthly Report - July

Never been so busy ...

The guilt is killing me every time I delay the monthly report. I finally found time to get this out on 22nd day of the month where I would do that on the very first day of the month in the past.

Life can be challenging at times, balancing personal and professional aspect can be difficult, I must confess.

In all of these up and down, I have to keep myself motivated and find ways to stay happy.

I try to avoid negative thoughts coming on my way and stay positive.

For the last few weeks, I have been too busy with my new day job. I am happy that I got to explore things that I have never done in the past. For example, I tried CSRF in Dancer2 application. It was fun. I will soon share the code when I get time. Also I got to play with Elastic Search. I was very nervous initially as the work in hand was mostly around it. I spent few evenings and finally got my head around it. At least I know enough now to build the API for the task. Last but not the least, I tried something new for unit testing, Test::Unit::TestCase. In the past, Test::More had been more than enough for unit testing. I am in love with Test::Unit::TestCase now, I can tell you with confident. I would like to thank, Oleeo for giving me the opportunity to explore so many different things. I am very happy with my decision to change job.

As you see, with all the fun going around, I find very little time to participate in the weekly challenge. However I did manage to do FOUR live videos with regard to my weekly challenge contributions last month. I hope you like it.

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

Pull Request

4 Pull Requests submitted in the month of July 2021.

2362 Pull Requests altogether.

Git Commits

913 commits recorded in the month of July 2021.

Overall 5470 commits recorded in the year 2021.

The Weekly Challenge

Following weekly challenges proposed in the month of July 2021:

And RECAPS are listed as below:

YouTube Channel

Last month, I created 2 videos working on various tasks of the weekly challenges.

The Weekly Challenge - 120 (Task #1: Swap Odd/Even bits)

The Weekly Challenge - 120 (Task #2: Clock Angle)

The Weekly Challenge - 121 (Task #1: Invert Bit)

The Weekly Challenge - 122 (Task #1: Average of Stream)

There are plenty of videos available on my YouTube Channel. If you like the video then please do subscribe to my channel so that you don't miss the weekly fun live coding videos.

Meet The Champion

Last month, we declared Abigail as the Champion of The Weekly Challenge.

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

Pull Request Club

Last month, I received Plack::App::ServiceStatus by Thomas Klausner. I submitted one Pull Request.

Overall participation to Pull Request Club

Perl Blog

Last month, I blogged about the Monthly Report - June.

Perl Weekly Newsletter

Last month, I edited two editions of the Perl Weekly Newsletter i.e. Issue #520 and Issue #522.


At the end of last month, July 2021, the following people / organisation supported me in the past or continued supporting me even today. I am humbled by their generosity.

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Thank You.

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About Mohammad S Anwar

user-pic CPAN Contributor. Co-editor of Perl Weekly newsletter. Run Perl Weekly Challenge @PerlWChallenge. Father of 3 angels. Indian by birth, British by choice.