Sunday, May 22, 2005

Perlcast 10

Perlcast 10 has been released to the world. This week contains Perl news for the week ending on the 21st of May 2005, an interview with Allison Randal of The Perl Foundation, a little talking about scripting GMail and about trusted Perl modules.

This week I had a new mic, which helped a lot with the show sound. However, I also dropped the show bitrate down from 96 to 64. Be sure to let me know if the change is intolerable.

Lots of news this week. Below, you can find links to each of the topics mentioned.
YAPC::EU Registration
Call For Lightning Talks
YAPC::EU Call For Venue
Parrot 0.2.0
Perl 5.8.7 RC1
Catalyst 5.2.0
Catalyst PPMS
Intro to Perl at HTML Goodies
Creating A Wireless Access Point
mod_perl 2.0.0

Allison Randal
This week I got to talk with Allision Randal, the President of The Perl Foundation and project manager for Perl 6. Below are some links to things that we talked about in the interview.
Interview at
Book Allison Co-Authored
The Perl Foundation
Onyx Neon

Accessing GMail
Grrr... access gmail through Perl. Here are the modules that I used and a journal entry about the experience.
WWW::GMail (Didn't Work)
Mail::Webmail::Gmail (Didn't Work)
GMail::Checker (Worked!!)
My Journal Entry On The Experience

Getting Command Line Options
I cheated and talked about Getopt::Long this week for the Phalanx discussion. On top of that, I wasn't even prepared.