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Jonathan Worthington (jnthn): Racing to writeness to wrongness leads
In the Perl world I’m mostly known as a guy who hacks on Perl 6 stuff. Less known is that outside of the Perl world, I spend a lot of my time with the .Net platform. C#, despite a rather … Continue reading
Sinan Unur (Sinan): Is a strong caution about Heartbleed worth the disruption to distributions with a declared dependency on Crypt::SSLeay?

As I noted previously, distributions with a declared dependency on Crypt::SSLeay may not really need Crypt::SSLeay.

Heartbleed is a serious bug in OpenSSL that allows one side of a "secure" connection to read the memory of the process running on the o [...]

Sinan Unur (Sinan): Does your code really depend on Crypt::SSLeay?

I added the following section to the development version of Crypt::SSLeay:

Starting with version 6.02 of LWP, https support was unbundled into LWP::Protocol::https. This module specifies as one of its prerequisites IO::Socket::SSL which is automatical [...]

mdk (also): DbicHack14

So I am sat letting my brain decompress at high speed after the first ever DBIx::Class Hackathon in existence. Dbic is a project written in Perl which in very loose terms is a relational mapper for databases.

Colin Newell: DBIx::Class Hackathon
I attended the first DBIx::Hackathon this weekend and I want to thank Jess for organising it, and Shadowcat who put a lot of time and effort into the event. Kudos to the sponsors Eligo and CTRL-O who provided backing. I spent the day trying to improv [...]
Sinan Unur (Sinan): Why does Crypt::SSLeay fail to build under Strawberry Perl?

After a comment on my blog attracted my attention to some interesting failures when trying to build Crypt::SSLeay with Strawberry Perl, I was perplexed.

I don't really use Strawberry. I have always used either ActivePerl, or built my own perl, dependi [...]

NAP Tech Blog: Learning the perl debugger: Lesson 3
This post follows on from lesson 2 in this series of posts. If you’ve followed the lessons so far you’ll have some basic knowledge around starting the debugger and examining variables. It’s time to find out how to descend into … Continue reading
Toby Inkster (tobyink): Questioning the Role of API Design in Perl
or Querying the Designated API of Perl Roles...
CPAN Testers: CPAN Testers Summary - March 2014 - Prescence

So the 2014 QA Hackathon has drawn to a close, but it is far from the end of the work, particularly for CPAN Testers. You can read several blog posts detailing many aspects of the QA and testing community work done during the hackathon, as well as se [...]

JT Smith: Posted Perl Encryption Primer to JT Smith
Timm Murray gave his Perl Encryption Primer talk last night at MadMongers. He’s been blogging about it for the past month. The posts are quite informative so you should check them out. There’s also a video up on YouTube about...
Perl TV: Perl Encryption Primer

Timm Murray's talk on using encryption in Perl for the Madison Perl Mongers 2014 April 09.

The talk is based on the Perl Encryption Primer articles:

Jesse Thompson (zjt): Custom load balancing with Mod_Perl
Sometimes your load balancing tools don't give you exactly what you need. Even if you have an enterprise grade layer4 load balancing router at your organization, you'll run into scenarios where you can't use it due to your vlan topology (for example [...]
Jonathan Worthington (jnthn): Optimization, concurrency, and Moar
It’s been a while since I wrote an update here. Happily, timotimo has taken up the role of being our weekly Perl 6 reporter, so there’s a good place to follow for regular updates. However, I wanted to take a moment to … Continue reading
miguel prz (niceperl): (cxxviii) stackoverflow perl report

This is the ten most rated questions at Stack Overflow last week.
Between brackets: [question score / answers count]
Build date: 2014-04-11 20:25:14 GMT

  1. Perl Inline::C: Are Inline_Stack_Vars etc. needed to avoid memory leaks (biosequence character match [...]
Dave Jacoby (/var/log/rant): About Me

I've been working on my resume recently. No reason, really. (If you have questions, ask elsewhere. I'm fairly easy to find.) A recent response to my resume tells me it sucks at telling the story of me. Not too surprised; the form sucked before, and h [...]
Shadowcat Systems: Dbic Hack

This weekend is the first DBIx::Class Hackathon organised by Jess 'Castaway' Robinson and James 'theorbtwo' Mastros in the wonderful town of Swindon. Castaway is well known to the Perl community as a prolific docs writer, herder of cats and helpful f [...]

miguel prz (niceperl): (ciii) metacpan weekly report - Games::2048

This is the weekly favourites list of CPAN distributions. Votes count: 154

Week's winner (+4): Games::2048

Build date: 2014/04/10 19:28:47 GMT

Clicked for first time:

Perl.org NOC: Heartbleed updates for rt.perl.org and rt.cpan.org
Both rt.cpan.org and rt.perl.org were running vulnerable versions of openssl.  They were updated on Tuesday April 8th.  At that time, the cert for rt.cpan.org was regenerated.  I'm still waiting for an updated cert for rt.perl.org.
Sinan Unur (Sinan): Building OpenSSL 1.0.1g on 64-bit Windows Pro 8.1 with Windows SDK 7.1

This, actually, turned out to be surprisingly straightforward.

I admit, nothing is really straightforward when it comes to OpenSSL, but as such things go, this simply involved:

  1. Download the latest source distribution
  2. Open up a SDK command prompt
  3. Optional [...]
Emma Howson: For each
Arrays and lists and things like that are all very well, but we often need a way of going through each element sequentially to make use out of them - maybe to search for something or to do some function on each element. This is where for and foreach [...]
Reini Urban (rurban): Statistics for perl hash tables
The following data is from a 64bit perl-5.19.10 (i.e. 64 bit siphash which randomly shuffles the 2 first entries of collisions), running the core test suite with -DH. number of hash keys: 0 3634661x 1 3263596x 2 4361350x 3 2745134x...
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