Perl Conference in Riga

Riga Cat

It’s only two weeks until I head to Riga for PerlCon 2019. I thought it was worthwhile posting a quick update confirming that I was going and telling you what I would be doing there. Firstly, I’ve previously mentioned that I was planning to run my “Modern Web Development with Dancer” workshop on the day […]

Perl Weekly Challenge – 2019-03-25

I’m not sure that I’ll have time to do these every week, but here are my answers to this week’s two Perl Weekly Challenges. Challenge #1 Write a script to replace the character ‘e’ with ‘E’ in the string ‘Perl Weekly Challenge’. Also print the number of times the character ‘e’ found in the string.

Nothing really complicated here. We can […]

Plans for Riga

Riga Cat

The European Perl Conference this year is going to be held in Riga in August. That might seem a long way away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about these things. For example the conference web site went live earlier this week, enabling users to register for the conference and buy their tickets. […]

A Subtle Bug

Buggy Code

Earlier this week, I saw this code being recommended on Stack Overflow. The code contains a nasty, but rather subtle bug. The version I saw has been fixed now, but I thought there were some interesting lessons to learn by looking at the problems in some detail. Let’s start by working out what the bug […]