A short .promotional message: You may want to check out my Kickstarter campaign for Learning Perl 6, or the stuff I’m writing at the book’s website. Perl 6 adds object hashes in which the keys aren’t merely strings. They are values and types put together. That means that the objects can stringify to the same … Continue reading Day 3 – Object Hashes→
This is the C::Blocks Advent Calendar, in which I release a new treat each day about the C::Blocks library. On the first day I demonstrated how to weave procedural C code into your Perl code. Today I will show how...
Summer of 2016 and I’m preparing to help teach a class on metagenomics with my boss, Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz, at The University of Arizona. She and I are both alumi of Dr. Lincoln Stein’s lab when he was at Cold Spring Harbor where we worked on Gramene, a comparative genomics platform for plants. Way back … Continue reading Day 2 – Bioinformatics with Perl 6→
In the tradition of the Perl Advent Calendar, I have decided to write an Advent Calendar for C::Blocks, which is in pre-Beta. My plan is to release a new treat each day about the C::Blocks library. Today we will begin...
Welcome Back Welcome to the first Advent post of 2016; this marks almost the first anniversary of the release of the Perl 6 specification. Rakudo Perl 6 has released a compiler for over 100 months (even before the release of the actual specification). The releases this year each come with bug fixes, speed improvements, and … Continue reading Day 1 – Consuming GitHub Webhooks→
meta::hack v1 Earlier this month (Thu, Nov 16 – Sun, Nov 20) I had the pleasure of meeting up with 7 other Perl hackers at ServerCentral’s downtown Chicago offices, in order to hack on MetaCPAN. Before I get started, I’d like to thank our sponsors. This hackathon wouldn’t have been possible without the overwhelming support of […]
When I popped up with a post here on Perl 6 OO a few days ago, somebody noted in the comments that they missed my write-ups of my bug hunting and fixing work in Rakudo and MoarVM. The good news … Continue reading →