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  • Posted German Perlworkshop 2015 - next week to Renormalist

    The German Perlworkshop takes place next week, Wednesday to Friday, May 6th - 8th, 2015 in Dresden, Germany.

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  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2015 to Renormalist

    Last post - the post that hurts the most.

    It's been a while that I blogged. Yet, it's a tradition now to write my report about the Perl QA hackathon as probably the last one of the attendees. The 2015 edition of the Perl QA hackathon was a lot of fun. I'm one of the less visible guys there…

  • Commented on So, Kiev 2013
    Indeed, please no live auction. It was funny years ago but in the last years tended to be a rather wasted timeslot....
  • Commented on A late Perl QA Hackathon 2012 post scriptum
    Some answers in reverse order: The first rule of the benchmark club: you do not change the environment of the benchmark. In other words: my changes during the hackathon could have influenced the measurements. I don't think they did, but...
  • Commented on A late Perl QA Hackathon 2012 post scriptum
    Well, I should have added at least soome URLs into the Benchmarking. Here we go: Overview and results....
  • Posted A late Perl QA Hackathon 2012 post scriptum to Renormalist

    First post, the post that hurts the most. Well ... not ... but still in time before the y2k12-maya-bug triggers.

    I am late in writing this summary about my hackathon but it fits the prolongation style I exercised this time. I had quite a slow start as I found it difficult to flush my overf…

  • Posted perlformance to Renormalist

    For some weeks I now have my Perl benchmarking ready.

    It is a whole little infrastructure, based on Tapper and Codespeed, an own not regularly updated CPAN mirror (to keep dependencies stable), and a ded…

  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2011 - Day 3 to Renormalist

    Too bad I need to leave so early.

    I made progress on setting up my preferred applications "Tapper" and "Codespeed":

  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2011 - Day 2 to Renormalist

    Day 2 was full of Yak shaving. It was not very convincing at first sight

    I basically struggled on 2 topics:

  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2011 - Day 1 to Renormalist

    Short summary before the day closes:

    • Started installation of a Tapper instance for tracking Perl benchmarks.
    • Set up own CPAN mirror to be used as stable base for Benchmark::Perl::Formance.
    • Asked AndyA to resurrect the TAP v13 spec to Succeeded.…
  • Posted Tapper - a test infrastructure to Renormalist

  • Commented on Emacs cperl-mode Perl6+MX::Declare news
    Strange that I never found this issue tracker... I entered your issues there....
  • Commented on Emacs cperl-mode Perl6+MX::Declare news
    And yes, I prefer bug reports, I just don't know where. I could upload to cpan and then use RT, but not sure, because cperl-mode originally belongs to IlyaZ. Does github provide reporting facilities beside the wiki? Suggestions welcome......
  • Commented on Emacs cperl-mode Perl6+MX::Declare news
    Thanks for trying it. My goal lately is indeed a version that works for the Perl "families", i.e., both modern Perl5 plus Perl6 and en passant probably also variants like Perlito and NQP. I have some conditionals to influence when...
  • Posted Emacs cperl-mode Perl6+MX::Declare news to Renormalist

    I recently invested some tuits to rebase my Perl6 enhancements in Emacs cperl-mode to the latest version 6.2 that Ilya Zakharevich provides on his homepage.

    After wading through tears and blood (well, it was more about different levels of f…

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  • Gábor Szabó - גאבור סבו commented on A late Perl QA Hackathon 2012 post scriptum

    I was wondering why someone cares about 5.8 and 5.10 now that we are heading to 5.16 but then I
    click through the "results" link added in the comment.

    The graph there shows - if I understand it - that starting with 5.10 (an including 5.14) perl is 20% slower than 5.8.

    What I can also see is that since April the 5.15 branch got the 20% back. What happened? Have you found the issue and was it fixed?

  • Ranguard commented on So, Kiev 2013

    No live auction please - lightening talks at the end of every day is good.

  • Maddingue commented on So, Kiev 2013

    If there are things like books or t-shirts to sell, a silent auction will do. A live auction is only interesting if there are truly exceptional things. But if you have none, no need to make up something artificial. As Matt noted, we no longer need the auction whether as funding source or as a community event.

    Also, I'm taking the opportunity of being currently unemployed to modernize the Act hosting and finally migrate to the PSGI port. So adding new features (like QR codes badges) should be easier and faster.

  • kid51 commented on So, Kiev 2013

    Go for it, Andrew!

    Now, if only we could find out where YAPC::NA::2013 will be held ... :-)

  • zby commented on So, Kiev 2013

    Invite speakers from outside of our Perl echo-chamber!

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