2020.37 Fundamentally Raku

Want to quickly learn about the fundamentals of Raku with a book? Raku Fundamentals by Moritz Lenz has just arrived on the physical bookshelves as well as on the virtual ones. Formerly known as “Perl 6 Fundamentals”, the second edition has been completely updated and has a chapter on Cro web services added. Be sure to leave a review when you have become the owner of a copy!

Introduction Videos

Out of the blue, a very nice set of introductory videos into the Raku Programming Language have appeared on the interwebs. Kudos to Alex Merced for making these, and William Michels for the tip!

Steering Council Election

You have until midnight UTC on 20 September 2020 to cast your vote in the first official Raku Steering Council election. Fourteen candidates to fill 7 positions: and here they are in alphabetical order of their last name (follow the link to find out why they would like to be on the RSC):

Please follow the instructions on how to cast your ballot!

Give Peas A Chance

Daniel Sockwell elaborates about how the difference between pod and pod6, is like the difference between JSON and Javascript objects. In Peas in a Pod6 (/r/rakulang comments).

Errors International

L’Alabameñu has started a project to translate Raku’s error messages into various natural languages other than English. The associated module is not (yet) in the module ecosystem, but feels interesting enough to start mentioning already 🙂

Weekly Suspects

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer wrote about releasing on Github, and Andrew Shitov revisited weekly challenges of the past with an interesting range of alternate programming languages.

Weekly Meetings

For quite a few months now, Joseph Brenner has been running a weekly Raku Study Group in San Francisco. Sadly, yours truly had not noticed that these events have been online, so you don’t actually have to travel to San Francisco to be able to attend. So be sure to checkout the upcoming events for details on the next meeting!

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge #78 is available for your perusal, and Andrew Shitov was quick to follow that up with their solutions and found time to do a full review of the Raku solutions of Challenge #76.

Core Developments

Most of the core developments have been happening in branches on MoarVM and Rakudo, specifically in the rakuast branch. Meanwhile, in the main branch:

  • Patrick Böker fixed a problem with writing profile files on relocatable builds of Rakudo in the main branch.
  • Alexander Kiryuhin updated a helper script for doing Rakudo releases that was originally developed by Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev.

This week’s new Pull Requests:

Please check them out and leave any comments that you may have!

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A new book, some new videos, new modules, new blog posts and many people talking about Raku. A quiet week again, indeed :-). Please, don’t forget to stay healthy and to stay safe. Check again next week for more news about the Raku Programming Language!

One comment

  1. Order my book! It’s great to see the bookshelf reflect the new language name, and have hard copies. It’s my preferred medium!

    Also, thanks for the link to the video series by Alex. Membership to rakudo weekly has certainly paid off! I look forward to each edition 🙂

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