A Perl toolchain for building micro-services at scale
https://engineering.semantics3.com/2016/06/15/a-perl-toolchain-for-building-micro-services-at-scale/, posted 2016 by peter in automation development perl toread
Our extensive use of Perl to build many of our internal services often comes as a surprise to many and we can understand why. Perl is a dinosaur among mainstream programming languages. It lacks the glamour that other, relatively younger languages have. There is also a common misconception in the programming world that modern software engineering practices cannot be followed with a language like Perl. In this post, we hope to debunk that myth. We want to give you a glimpse of the developer experience (DX) here at Semantics3 where we write a lot of Perl code but still manage to employ the latest engineering best-practices. We would like to highlight that we are able to do so with the help of a tool-chain written entirely in Perl.
Why Perl Didn't Win | Outspeaking
outspeaking.com/words-of-technology/why-perl-didnt-win.html, posted 2015 by peter in business development management opinion perl
What it didn't have was a clearly defined future, let alone an articulated one.
Make your code run faster with Perl's secret turbo module
perltricks.com/article/61/2014/1/21/Make-your-code-run-faster-with-Perl-s-secret-turbo-module, posted 2014 by peter in development free howto optimization perl software
Most modern processors are multi-core, yet Perl programs will typically run single-threaded on only one core at a time. Enter the Many Core Engine module - it makes it easy to run your existing Perl code in parallel across every core on your platform, and get a huge speed boost along the way.
Who has the best package manager? Part one
Every major language has thousands of libraries which enable programmers to reach higher, further and faster than before. Package managers (the online systems for sharing code) are key to a language's success; Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Node.js all have strong offerings. But which one is the best and what can we learn from each of them? This article is the first in a two-part series where I review each package manager. Part one focuses on searching and using packages and part two will look at how easy it is to upload and share packages.
Getopt::Long::Complete - A drop-in replacement for Getopt::Long, with tab completion - metacpan.org
https://metacpan.org/pod/Getopt::Long::Complete, posted 2014 by peter in development free perl shell software usability
You just replace use Getopt::Long with use Getopt::Long::Complete and your program suddenly supports tab completion. This works for most/many programs.
Making git bisect more useful | Ovid [blogs.perl.org]
blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2014/07/making-git-bisect-more-useful.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PerlWeekly+%28Perl+Weekly+newsletter%29, posted 2014 by peter in automation git perl testing versioncontrol
If you've ever used git bisect, you know what an incredibly useful tool this is. It allows you to do a binary search through commits to find out which commit caused a particular error. Many people seem unaware of git bisect run ... which automates this even further, but it has a limitation: it won't let you find a particular error, it detects success or failure, that's all. So I decided to do something about that.
Modern Perl: The Book(Modern Perl 2014)
modernperlbooks.com/books/modern_perl_2014/, posted 2014 by peter in development documentation download online perl reference
Modern Perl is one way to describe the way the world's most effective Perl programmers work. They use language idioms. They take advantage of the CPAN. They show good taste and craft to write powerful, maintainable, scalable, concise, and effective code. You can learn these skills too!
The Problem With Perl Testing | Ovid [blogs.perl.org]
blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2013/10/the-problem-with-perl-testing.html, posted 2013 by peter in development opinion perl testing
If there is one thing about testing in Perl which bugs me, it's that most testing in Perl is what cgi-lib.pl is to Plack. The following is mostly a rant and I'm also guilty of many of these sins.
Getting started with Perl Dancer on Digital Ocean
perlmaven.com/getting-started-with-perl-dancer-on-digital-ocean, posted 2013 by peter in development framework howto perl toread
In this article I'll explain how to set up a Perl Dancer based web site on a Digital Ocean droplet.
Perl and Perl Module Administration in the Modern Era // Speaker Deck
https://speakerdeck.com/djerius/perl-and-perl-module-administration-in-the-modern-era, posted 2013 by peter in development howto perl reference toread
The Perl provided by your OS is ancient (yes, it is) and probably broken. We can fix that. Most of your programming problems are probably solved by a Perl module from CPAN, but if you don't know what that is, or how to install modules from it, you'll never use it. We can fix that as well. You've got production code that needs to keep running, but you still want to forge on with modern tools and approaches. We can help with that as well. This talk provides a rapid introduction to perlbrew, cpanminus, and local::lib.