UTF-8 & perl

Backstory Some days ago, at work I had to do regular expression matching with some UTF-8 or Unicode[1] encoded text. That made me read perlunitut. After reading it, I got to know that UTF-8 & Unicode are not the same[2]. There’re many Unicode encodings & UTF-8 is the most commonly used Unicode encoding. Today, once…

My first YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference)

Last week, I went to Sofia, Bulgaria for attending YAPC::Europe, my first technical conference ever and it was next to awesome! I’m writing this blog post late, because I’ve been extremely busy with office work, house search etc. :(. Further in this post, I’ll describe each day of the conference! Oh and even before conference!…

DrRacket rocks!

Life after GNOME’s Outreach Program for Women My previous post was about the end of my OPW internship task. I’ve tried learning so many different things post OPW: Rust language (studied it for a while, then left) Computer networks from Unix Network Programming (Enjoying… ) Advanced data structures (Enjoying…) Dancer : I tried learning it,…

GNOME’s OPW status update

Past weeks were quite smooth for me except a few last days, so here is the report: Accomplishments: This the list of the issues which I have done till now. Most of them are about writing a structured exception for an error, except some selected or better to say horrible ones :D, which I’ll discuss…

GNOME’s OPW status update (weeks 1,2 & 3)

Accomplishments: In the past three weeks, I worked on these issues. Almost all of the issues (except 4-5) belong to structured exceptions in Moose. Problems which I faced: MooseX::Role::WithOverloading is broken: I have used operator overloading in the Exception class. Accoring to this issue, I was supposed to use a Role, but I inherited Exception…