Originally published at Perl Weekly 599
Recently I started to offer a course called Open Source Development Course. The idea is to let participants learn and practice(!) git/github/pull-request/testing/code-coverage/linters/ci/etc. That way they improve their development practices and can also contribute to Open Source projects.
It is a course designed to run for 12-13 weeks with about 5 hours per week workload. It can be either part of a university program or people can take it while they have a full-time job. Every week there is a 1-2 hours long presentation and the rest is hands-on work with my async help.
I'd like to offer a version of this course especially for people who are interested in contributing to Perl-based Open Source projects. The participants will learn Perl-specific tools and processes. All proceedings will go to sponsor the The Perl Toolchain Summit.
Check out this page for further details and let me know ASAP if you are interested.
Enjoy your week!
Your editor: Gabor Szabo.
Ricardo has 114 distributions on CPAN, give or take a few. (MetaCPAN shows 265). He wanted to do some housekeeping that was almost fun. I think one of these cleanup uploads caught my eye thinking that the distribution is actively maintained and I sent him PR adding GitHub Actions probably making him regret a bit the new uploads.
Using Jenkins as a cron daemon that also nicely collects the results of all the jobs.
Creating a XSPF playlist with your own words.
Set operations are rarely needed, but when they are, perl developers usually use the keys of a hash to pretend they have sets.
For a long time I felt that it is not a good idea to want to support people who have not upgraded their version of perl for 5-10-15(!) years, but want the latest modules from CPAN. I am glad RJBS also thinks so. He also writes about it a lot more nicely than I could ever do and gives several ways to handle the situation when a new version of a module starts requiring a version of Perl that is only 10 years old...
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Did I repeat the past task? Well, it seems yes. Should have been more careful? Nice demo of do blocks and postfix for.
Great use of Bag of Raku with detailed discussion. Keep it up great work.
Colin is back to blogging after a short break. Always pleasure to read his blog. Thanks for sharing.
Dave is back with yet another blog post sharing the details of his contributions.
Jaldhar is back too, we all missed you. Thank you for sharing the knowledge with us.
James never stop just after solving the weekly task but share the performance stats, magical.
Flavio couldn't resist using one-liner in Perl and Raku. Always a treat.
Although, not to his taste but we still have a solution. Fun Fun Fun.
Usually we get Raku to Perl but this time, it is other way around. Nice work,
Fun and easy use of loops to get the job done. Well done.
Sleek one-liner in Perl as always. You don't want to miss it. Thanks for sharing.
Use of regular for loop is enough this week. Thanks for sharing.
Use of CPAN module makes the solution easier to follow. Great work!
Like every week, we got Perl and Python twin solutions. Keep it up the momentum.
Nice one-liners both in Perl and Raku. Well done and thanks for sharing.
This interview was recorded in 2016.
jq is an excellent tool to interrogate and even change a JSON file. Flavio has some examples.
The German Perl/Raku Workshop conference will take place 27.2-1.3 2023 in Frankfurt.
It will take place in Lyon, from Wednesday April 27 to Sunday April 30 2023
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