Uncategorized GitHub private repos are now free

GitHub private repos are now free

Although we consider GitLab to be our preferred git hosting service (where private repos were already free), we do make use of GitHub when collaborating with clients on their code hosted there. As our clients typically use private repos, we likewise maintain a paid account so we can fork their code into a private repo. …

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Uncategorized PerlCon Europe 2019, recaps

PerlCon Europe 2019, recaps

The 2019 European Perl Conference (formerly YAPC::Europe) has concluded. Below we have collected and summarized the write-ups published by community members who attended. If you have a write-up you’d like added to the list, please get in touch (post a comment below or reach out on Twitter). During the conference a vote was held, and …

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Events German Perl Workshop 2019, Recaps

German Perl Workshop 2019, Recaps

We’re thankful to the attendees of regional Perl conferences that take the time to write-up their experiences and share them with those in other parts of the world. Here Thomas Klausner (domm) and Martin sum up their time spent at the 2019 German Perl Workshop, which happened March 6th – 8th in Munich. In Thomas …

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Events London Perl Workshop 2018, recaps

London Perl Workshop 2018, recaps

The London Perl Workshop happened this past weekend (November 24th, 2018), and while it was a bit outside our commute range, several members of the community have kindly shared their experiences at the workshop. We’ve compiled a list of them here, in order of publication: Neil Bowers Mohammad S Anwar Dave Cross We’ll update this post …

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DevOps What opportunities are there for Perl in Cloudflare’s serverless environment?

What opportunities are there for Perl in Cloudflare’s serverless environment?

In Cloud Computing without Containers Cloudflare describes their take on a Serverless compute environment. Lets take a look at some of the specifics of what they did, consider what impact that’ll have on the industry, and speculate on how Perl could be used in such an environment. How it works Cloudflare is primarily a service that caches web …

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Uncategorized Advent Calendars Need Your Input

Advent Calendars Need Your Input

The Perl community has a long tradition of packaging up tips and module reviews as the prizes in an Advent calendar that unfolds over the month of December. Each day you get to learn something new as a treat. Some embrace the Christmas theme and others don’t. But what they all have in common is …

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Events Fall Conference Season, 2018

Fall Conference Season, 2018

In the Northern Hemisphere the trees are turning colorful and it’s well into the Fall Conference Season for 2018. Although it’s Fall from our perspective, we’ll cover conferences from both hemispheres…but so far the ones we’re aware of are all from the Northern half. We’ll start with a few recaps of conferences from the last few months, …

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Uncategorized Sending a Slack invite with a Perl CGI script

Sending a Slack invite with a Perl CGI script

a.k.a. “CGI is not dead”

We wanted to invite people to a Slack channel, but Slack provides no automated means of doing so. So we developed a simple CGI script, slack_invite.cgi, that accepts query parameters from a form and calls the Slack API to generate an invitation.

Uncategorized Migrating a Legacy Perl app to AWS

Migrating a Legacy Perl app to AWS

Cloud computing is a growing fact of life in websites and web services. John Napiorkowski (Jnap) is perhaps best known as a lead developer of the Catalyst web development framework, at least until recently. His breadth of experience includes cloud-based web solutions, such as Amazon Web Services, Docker, Linux, and of course Perl. (He’s also …

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Uncategorized The Perl Conference, Glasgow, 2018 Roundup

The Perl Conference, Glasgow, 2018 Roundup

The big news this week in the Perl community was TPC Glasgow (formerly YAPC::EU). I was unable to make it: a pity, as Scotland is on my bucket list. However, a number of attendees journaled their experiences.