I’ve been writing articles about Perl for a number of years. Because I have written for many people, the articles are currently spread out over a lot of different sites. I’ve decided to do something about this.
There’s now a new articles section on the site and over the next few weeks I plan to pull all of my Perl articles together in that section.
Currently, it just contains the seven articles that I wrote for perl.com. If you read them, please bear in mind the fact that they are all around ten years old and may well no longer reflect current best practices.
This coming weekend is a long weekend in the UK. This means that I may well find the time to republish a lot more articles.
Over the weekend the postman bought me my subscribption copy of Linux Format issue 155. This contains the third (and final) part of my Modern Perl tutorial. In this part we’re adding features to the Dancer web application that we started in issue 153.
This series has concentrated on web applications (with Dancer) and database access (with DBIx::Class). I’ve already got provisional agreement for another short series later in the year – where I plan to cover OO programming using Moose.
The new issue will be in the shops later this week.
A couple of times, I’ve complained here about the standard of Perl articles in the British magazine Linux Format.
Following the second of those articles I got into a discussion with Graham Morrison, the editor of the magazine and he offered me the opportunity to improve matters by writing my own short series of tutorials for them.
The first of those tutorials appears in issue 151 of the magazine which will be appearing in UK newsagents about now.
The series is called “Modern Perl” (in an attempt to distance it from their earlier tutorials) and the first article is about how easy it is to write a database application using DBIx::Class. The second article will take the same database and build it into a simple web application using Dancer. That will hopefully be in issue 153 (skipping an issue). There will probably be a third article in the series which will add features to the web application.
I’ll find out what my rights are to the articles and hopefully I’ll be able to put them on the web at some point in the future.
If you see a copy in your newsagents then please consider picking it up. And if you enjoy the article, then please let the magazine know.