Tag Archives: perl

My Github dashboard of neglect

Bitrot. The curse of being a prolific publisher is a long list of once-cherished, now-neglected modules. Earlier this week, I got a depressing Github notification. The author of a pull request who has politely pestered me for a while to review his PR, added this comment: Ouch! Sadly, after taking time to review the PR, […]

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A parallel MongoDB client with Perl and fork

Concurrency is hard, and that's just as true in Perl as it is in most languages. While Perl has threads, they aren't lightweight, so they aren't an obvious answer to parallel processing the way they are elsewhere. In Perl, doing concurrent work generally means (a) a non-blocking/asynchronous framework or (b) forking sub-processes as workers. There […]

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Perl 5 and Perl 6 are mortal enemies

Did you grow up with one or more siblings? Are you a parent with two or more kids? Then you know that siblings often fight. A lot. Perl 6 is described as Perl 5's little sister That metaphor fits. They share parentage. The languages are similar in philosophy. One is more mature, the other less […]

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Finally, a streaming Perl filehandle API for MongoDB GridFS

GridFS is the term for MongoDB's filesystem abstraction, allowing you to store files in a MongoDB database. If that database is a replica set or sharded cluster, the files are secured against the loss of a database server. The recently released v1.3.x development branch of the MongoDB Perl driver introduces a new GridFS API implementation […]

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Getting ready for MongoDB 3.2: new features, new Perl driver beta

After several release candidates, MongoDB version 3.2 is nearing completion. It brings a number of new features that users have been demanding: No more dirty reads! With the new "readConcern" query option, users can trade higher latency for reads that won't roll-back during a partition. Document validation! While MongoDB doesn't use schemas, users can define […]

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