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Perl Weekly #592 - Perl Blogging?

Originally published at Perl Weekly 592

Hi there,

We all know not many people blog about Perl anymore. Are we doing anything to get it back on track? Well, unfortunately again, nothing is happening on that front either.

But, hey, there is still hope and handful of Perl fans doing their best. One of them is our chief editor, Gabor Szabo. He has been running Perl Maven for years now and many of us benefitted from his work. He recently started blogging on Dev.To. I request all the Perl fans to follow him and like blog post. I didn't have the account there before so I decided to create personal account. Although I no longer blog at all but this is going to change soon. Earlier I used to blog on but then I moved to The Weekly Challenge recently.

Talking about blogging, how can I miss one name, Flavio Poletti? He has been blogging daily for years now. Feel free to check out his work here. Kudos to him for his effort.

I would like to mention another name, Olaf Alders, for his hard work in reviving the good old friend, Perl Advent Calendar. Julien has been helping him in the project too. I remember there was a call for papers by him. If you have time and something to share about your favourite CPAN module then please do contribute. I have booked one slot for myself for this year Advent Calendar. Hopefully, I will submit my article on time.

Last but not the least, I would like to thank all the members of Team PWC for creating friendly and positive vibes for years now. As of today, they have published 3000+ blog posts sharing creative ideas and solutions. If you are interested then please do checkout blog posts.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Your editor: Mohammad S. Anwar.


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Mojolicious cheatsheet

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Kephra: Select All

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An objective criteria for deprecating community platforms

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Playing with MQTT

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The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

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RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 192

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Flipped Equilibrium

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Frosting a cake without flipping the spatula

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Colin's style of task analysis opens up new angle to it. Highly recommended.

PWC192 - Binary Flip

Bitwise operation in full play in Perl and Raku. Nice work.

PWC192 - Equal Distribution

Task analysis made it so simple to follow. Implementation in Perl and Raku is also fun to watch.

The Weekly Challenge 192

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The Counter to Equilibrium

Pure mathematical solution, very nice attempt. Thanks for sharing.

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distribute and flip

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Perl Weekly Challenge 192

This week task fits in one-liner as far as Perl is concerned. Great work.

Flipping easy and distributing fairly

Pure discussion of task, just like story telling. You really don't want to skip it.

Equal Flips For All

Javascript bit operation in play this week. Great work, keep it up.

Weekly Challenge 192

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PWC 192

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Latest comments (1)

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Rob Lauer

Thanks Gabor for sharing your experience blogging on I have been an on and off again blogger on but found the experience of using that platform so frustrating I recently turned to plerd to try my hand at blogging again. I'll take your advice and start posting on Keep up the great work promoting Perl!

Here is a post you might want to check out:

Regex for lazy developers

regex for lazy devs

Sorry for the callout 😆