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Neil Bowers

  • Posted Please blog about YAPC::EU! to NeilB

    If you're at YAPC::EU, please blog about the conference and your experience, and preferably do that before the end of this weekend: (1) the thoughts are still fresh in your mind, and we'll get your raw unedited thoughts, and (2) you stand a better chance of getting a mention in PerlWeekly :-)

  • Posted CPAN is 20! to NeilB

    Perl hackers have now, as of today the 16th August 2015, via PAUSE for 20 years. Andreas König, who did that first upload, is still releasing to CPAN, and as I write this …

  • Commented on Converting glob patterns to regular expressions
    You could have a look at glob_to_regex() in Text::Glob. I haven't checked it, but if it doesn't handle the cases discussed here, you could submit a PR tomorrow, as part of your CPAN Day celebration :-) And while you're there,...
  • Commented on Check your test coverage with Devel::Cover
    Good point Dave — done!...
  • Posted Raise hell, or bugs, on CPAN Day! to NeilB

    If you've got one or more distributions on CPAN, any ideas you've had which aren't listed in the issue tracker (typically RT or github issues).

    If you don't have any distributions on CPAN, then you could go through the modules…

  • Posted What's your favourite CPAN module? to NeilB

    We've probably all got one or more modules that we're very thankful for. you from having to write it yourself. Maybe it's such a well-crafted module that you don't need to think about it, but always have it on your tool belt.

  • Commented on Refactoring Very Old Perl 5 in Perl 6
    While waiting for a late meeting I hacked up a quick perl5 version without using any CPAN modules: my @lines = `ps auxww`; my $header = shift @lines; my $rule = '-' x length($header)."\n"; print $header, $rule; print grep {...
  • Posted Do something for CPAN Day 2015 to NeilB

    CPAN Day marks the date of the first upload to CPAN, on 16th August 1995. Last year was the first time we celebrated CPAN Day, and many of us

  • Posted You're not too late for the CPAN Pull Request Challenge to NeilB

    The CPAN Pull Request Challenge has now been running for half a year. Hundreds of people have done pull requests on CPAN distributions. Many have fallen by the wayside, as life and other distractions caught up with them, but more than 50 are still in the game. If…

  • Posted Sponsors for the QA Hackathon to NeilB

    The QA Hackathon wouldn't be possible without the support of all of our generous sponsors. In this post we cover the sponsors not previously thanked here, including the individual members of the Perl community who made personal donations.

    You can read about some of the things done at the h…

  • Commented on blogs.perl.org is broken
    blogs.perl.org is known to be broken in various ways: https://github.com/blogs-perl-org/blogs.perl.org/issues Until someone has both the tuits and the inclination to try and fix some of these, the situation isn't going to change, alas....
  • Commented on Adopting in the hope to improve maintenance
    I'd be very happy to see PerlIO::gzip being actively maintained. I use it in a number of places. I've toyed with trying to adopt it myself, but don't think it wise to take a key module on for my first...
  • Commented on Analysing CPAN Testers' Reports
    Good work! As well as specifying the version in Makefile.PL, you should specify the constraint in the code as well: use MooseX::ClassAttribute 0.27;...
  • Posted STRATO is sponsoring the QA Hackathon to NeilB

    We're happy to announce that STRATO has decided to sponsor this year's QA Hackathon.

  • Posted Infinity Interactive is sponsoring the QA Hackathon to NeilB

    Following the recent announcement of the QA Hackathon, we're happy to announce that Infinity Interactive have signed…

  • Commented on The Perl QA Hackathon 2015
    There's a paypal button now!...
  • Posted The Perl QA Hackathon 2015 to NeilB

    The Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon (hereafter QAH) is an annual 4-day gathering of the people who work on the core CPAN toolchain and associated systems & services. This gives them dedicated time to work on these systems together, solving hard problems and working out how to move everything…

  • Posted More details on the CPAN Pull Request Challenge to NeilB

    The CPAN Pull Request challenge has had way more signups than I was expecting: some are long-term Perl programmers using this as a way to "give back"; a few are new to everything.

    I wouldn't have predict…

  • Commented on Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge
    Todd: good point, I'll factor NEEDHELP in for Feb and onwards. And possibly for some of the latecomers for January......
  • Posted Bring out yer distributions! to NeilB

    In January more than 50 perl hackers will be starting the CPAN pull request challenge. They'll be randomly assigned a CPAN distribution and will have a month to submit at least one pull…

  • Posted Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge to NeilB

    If you join the CPAN pull request challenge, then at the start of each month in 2015 you'll be emailed a (somewhat) randomly selected CPAN distribution. You'll have one month to submit at least one pull request. You don't have to be an experienced Perl programmer, CPAN author, or githubber. The…

  • Commented on MetaCPAN Welcomes our Newest OPfW Interns
    Thank you for doing this again Olaf. It reflects well on Perl that we have things like this happening in our big projects....
  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    Here's a script which generates table of the 2000 most recently released CPAN distros that have a github repo...
  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    Excellent idea! I've added a stencil quest to questhub. Now if there was only an API we could use to build a list of all the CPAN distributions that have a github repo ......
  • Commented on The Silver Camel goes to ... Mark Keating
    Randal: there's only one of them in existence, and it's currently sitting ... in Mark's downstairs loo maybe? :-)...
  • Posted The Silver Camel goes to ... Mark Keating to NeilB

    At the end of the London Perl Workshop this year, we presented Mark Keating with a Silver Camel, to acknowledge everything he has done, and continues to do, for the Perl community, and particularly the UK Perl community.

    Here's Mark shortly after being presented with his Silver Camel:

  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2014 White Camel Awards
    I can understand that - an organisation giving its awards to its own members might get some flak....
  • Commented on Perl 6 Status
    jjn1056 wrote: Although Perl6 was originally envisioned as the next great version of Perl, the community now deems Perl5 and Perl6 as separate projects There doesn't seem to be a clear position on that. For example, look at this talk...
  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2014 White Camel Awards
    I was surprised to discover that Mark Keating hasn't had one yet. I don't know how long he's been chief organiser of the London Perl Workshop (but it's longer than I've been attending); he's also been involved in enlightened perl...
  • Commented on Encourage user participation via a single-line patch to your dist metadata
    I've submitted the MetaCPAN newbie mode idea on a separate issue....
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