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Perl Weekly #618 - Conference Season?

Originally published at Perl Weekly 618

Hi there,

It seems we have been spoiled with the in-person conference. For all the Perl fans, we got two choices, The Perl and Raku Conference in Toronto and The Perl and Koha Conference in Helsinki. I would highly recommend the one convenient to you. We all need to come together and share the knowledge.

I am all set for the one in Toronto. Thanks to the organisers, I got the time slot to give a talk on The Weekly Challenge. Looking at the list of attendees and speakers, it is going to be fun 3 days event. Looking forward to meet fellow Team PWC members at the event.

Few weeks ago, I spoke about the ambitious project, The Perl Conference in India. Soon I realised, it isn't the right time to talk about. Although not my idea originally, I am taking a back seat for now. I hope to see it happening in my life time.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Your editor: Mohammad S. Anwar.


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Data::Resolver tricky test

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RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 218

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Maximum Product" and "Matrix Score" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Scored Product

Time for some more one-liner in Raku. Keep it up great work.

Feeling Negative

Story telling style blogging is my favourite. It's worth checking. Thanks for sharing.

PWC218 - Maximum Product

Nice and easy solution with self explanatory notes. Well done.

PWC218 - Matrix Score

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Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 218

Just in time, but worth waiting. You really don't want to miss it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 218

Use of CPAN and smart one-liner makes it elegant. Yet another impressive solution.


A thorough and detailed analysis makes the blog post my favourite. Highly recommended.

Multiply three and binary matrix

Dedicated member like Peter never stops contributing even when on break. Thank you for everything.

The Weekly Challenge #218

Short and sweet, to the point and move on. Well done.

Maximum Matrix

Raku and Rust are the favourite this week. If you are Raku/Rust fan then you must checkout.

The one about maximums

Simon nailed it and got the job done with precision. Keep it up great work.

PWC 218

Nice and easy breakdown makes the task so simple. I am sure you will find it easy to follow too.


2023.21 Maxcinating

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NICEPERL's lists

Great CPAN modules released last week;
MetaCPAN weekly report.

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

The risk of using Open Source libraries - do you have the source code?

This is part of a series discussing the risks and costs of using Open Source 3rd party libraries. That is, CPAN modules in Perl.


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