2023.01 Humming Away

Rawley Fowler has created a simple web-framework called Humming-Bird, inspired mainly by Opium, Sinatra and Express. And introduced it in a post on /r/rakulang, with quite a few reactions.

New Pakku Version

Haytham Elganiny has published a new version of Pakku, a package manager for Raku. More information can be found on /r/rakulang.

Core Dev Class Session 2

Vadim Belman announced the second session of the Rakudo Core Dev Class, to be held on 7 January. If you’re interested in contributing to Rakudo, it is a must see. If you cannot make it live, there should be a video of it becoming available after it (Kudos to TPRF for providing streaming / capturing facilities).

Alexey’s Corner

Alexey Melezhik has added a “is documentation good enough” check to SparrowCI, which is introduced in this blog post (/r/rakulang comments).

Anton’s Corner

Anton Antonov released a new module called DSL::Bulgarian allowing one to specify computational workflows using natural language commands in Bulgarian, and introduced it in a dedicated blog post.

Steve’s Corner

Steve Roe introduces their new CLI::AWS::EC2-Simple module in a blog post, following up on two related Advent posts (/r/rakulang comments).

Nigel’s Corner

Nigel Hamilton asked the machines about the brand values of the Raku Programming Language (/r/rakulang comments).

Raku Advent Calendar 2022

For all of you who have somehow missed last year’s Raku Advent Calendar, there’s an overview of all the posts and their comments.


Weekly Challenge #198 is available for your perusal.

Core Developments

  • Daniel Green bumped the version of mimalloc to 2.0.9 on MoarVM.
  • Vadim Belman worked on various aspects of Rakudo building and testing, and allowed for backend specific code in the RakuAST bootstrap process.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen started working on adding RakuAST tests, and deparsing of specific RakuAST node types.
  • Stefan Seifert continued working on adding RakuAST grammar features, increasing the number of passing spectest files: 600/1355 (+15).

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon


New Raku Modules

  • Math::Libgsl::Wavelet “An interface to libgsl, the Gnu Scientific Library – Wavelet Transform” by Fernando Santagata.
  • CLI::AWS::EC2-Simple “A simple abstraction AWS command line interface for Amazon’s EC2 compute web service” by Steve Roe.
  • Humming-Bird “A simple, composable, and performant, all in one HTTP web-framework” by Rawley Fowler.
  • DSL::Bulgarian “Computational workflows using natural language commands in Bulgarian” by Anton Antonov.
  • SparrowCI “Super fun and flexible CI system with many programming languages support” by Alexey Melezhik.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A week with a lot of new modules and even a new framework! Good news at the start of the new year. Hopefully, good news will come soon to the people in Ukraine who are still fighting the Russian aggression. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

Please keep staying safe, keep staying healthy, and keep up the good work!

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