Fri 10 Mar 2023

The Future of Perl

We need a vision of Perl’s future. Many of the things we need in the Perl core are things we’ve re-implemented many times on the CPAN. Not having them in core means developers have to learn their current environment’s way of handling this, and makes it easier to choose a module that might be inappropriate, or worse, unmaintained. This increases the cognitive burden on all developers who, I’m sure, are more interested in building solutions than arguing over them.

Source: The Future of Perl, an article by Curtis “Ovid” Poe.

From Perl to Rust

Many introductions to Rust already exist. Most of them are aimed at C++ programmers. That makes sense, but lots of folks are coming to Rust from other languages now.

My current1 day job is mostly Perl. It occurred to me that an introduction to Rust aimed at people who already know Perl could be useful.

Source: From Perl to Rust, an article by Tim Heaney.


NiceGUI is an easy-to-use, Python-based UI framework, which shows up in your web browser. You can create buttons, dialogs, Markdown, 3D scenes, plots and much more.

It is great for micro web apps, dashboards, robotics projects, smart home solutions and similar use cases. You can also use it in development, for example when tweaking/configuring a machine learning algorithm or tuning motor controllers.

Source: NiceGUI.

The Dictator (2012)

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

In the evening Adam, Alice, Esme, and I watched The Dictator. I liked the movie and give it a 7 out of 10.