Day 20: A Raku in the Wild

Quite a while ago, Santa got a feature request for a web application called AGRAMMON, developed by the elves of one of his sub-contractors Oetiker+Partner AG in what then was called Perl 5. When Santa asked the elf responsible for this application to get to work, the elf suggested that some refactoring was in order,Continue reading “Day 20: A Raku in the Wild”

Day 17: Becoming a Time Lord in Raku

I’ve lived within a few minutes of a time zone border for most of my life. The way we distinguished time wasn’t with the official monickers of “Eastern” and “Central” time. No, we used the much more folksy (and yet, also much cooler) terms “fast time” and “slow time”. Knowing which zone you were talkingContinue reading “Day 17: Becoming a Time Lord in Raku”

Day 15: Rudolph on Raku

Finding a way home to the North pole with Physics::Navigation So, Rudolph has been worried about getting Santa and the other reindeer back home to the North Pole after an exhausting flight to visit all the (well-behaved) Children on the Globe. He has heard a rumour that the North Pole keeps moving due to theContinue reading “Day 15: Rudolph on Raku”

Day 23 – A Raku Advent Helper

Introduction I have been writing Raku Advent articles annually since 2016, and it’s always been a struggle for me to get a reliable transformation of my source file into the Raku Advent WordPress (WP) website without something getting changed by WP. Then, the menus are terrible and editing can be troublesome. In this article IContinue reading “Day 23 – A Raku Advent Helper”

Day 17: Maze Maker for Fun

Maze Maker I remember when I was in school, I used to play the game where you help the mouse go through the maze and reach the target as quickly as possible. Evenwhen I finished my college, I would still wonder how one can create a maze. Those who create maze must be super ingenious.Continue reading “Day 17: Maze Maker for Fun”

Day 16: Raku powered jmp-ing to the coalface

Santa makes sure his elves can get to and from the workplace quickly. I wish it was the same for computer programming! Sometimes it takes a while to wade through a codebase to find where the real work needs to happen. jmp is a Raku powered command-line utility I use for searching and jumping aroundContinue reading “Day 16: Raku powered jmp-ing to the coalface”

Day 15 – Santa had too much eggnog

Santa had too much eggnog We’re just over a week from Christmas and Santa is sending his elves the final present lists. Unfortunately, Santa had a bit too much eggnog and so the list that he sent to his elves was … not the greatest. Take a look at some of it: Santa somehow managedContinue reading “Day 15 – Santa had too much eggnog”

Day 5 – Modular Raku Command Line Apps

Modular Raku Command Line Apps It was a three weeks before Christmas and Santa’s workshop was a mess. Elves were running around trying to get everything ready and it didn’t look like anything would be. As soon as Santa walked in he was surrounded by a horde of unhappy elves all complaining at once. “TheContinue reading “Day 5 – Modular Raku Command Line Apps”