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john napiorkowski

  • About: I blog about Perl.
  • Commented on Quacks who write software make us all look bad
    in reference to leadership distribution, totally anecdotal I guess but if you look at military history you will notice that a 'squad' (or whatever the smallest command unit is) is generally 8-14 soldiers plus a squad leader. I've notice that...
  • Commented on Watch the secret YAPC::NA live
    No doubt we could be communicating and representing better, but this is like the traditional Perl community problem isn't it? Might be an interesting sociology dissertation for someone, try to figure it out? On the other hand, I feel quite...
  • Commented on On the awesomeness of the Perl community v2 (201406)
    No doubt if Perl is going to grow its important we all continue to strengthen our social networks :) Best of luck! -jnap...
  • Commented on search.cpan.org
    To respond to the issue about why metacpan fans sometimes seem to disparage search.cpan.org: Although I know one mantra of Perl is 'there is more than one way..' and that in an ideal world the more the merrier, and let...
  • Posted Catalyst Development Summary to john napiorkowski

    Hey All,

    I've recently blogged about things we're doing with Catalyst. IF you are a Catalyst developer or just interested here's the post: http://jjnapiorkowski.ty…

  • Posted Perl Catalyst - Concepts, Components and (use) Cases. to john napiorkowski

    This is a blog about a new documentation project for Catalyst, and its cross posted from my personal blog:

    Perl Catalyst - Concepts, Components and (use) Cases.

  • Commented on Perl and Me, Part 6: Perl Is Engineering <i>and</i> Art
    Personally I think slight irregularity in the code promotes readability. When people do layout of text for magazines, the don't use fix width font and make everything the same, because we've learned that one thing that leads to reader fatigue...
  • Commented on A tour on perl-5.18.1 with c2ast, Marpa-powered C parser
    How is it debatable? My understanding is that its not impossible that some future compiler will not compile the source because of this. Is that true? If so than this work is valuable and we should at least have it...
  • Commented on Purpose of this blog
    Hey, I think the number one thing that stops people from blogging about all sorts of interesting things is that they think its not interesting. I do think just blogging about what you are learning with Perl is great. It...
  • Commented on Padre 1.00 has been released
    Great news, I'll give it a try on my new macbook and let you know how it goes!...
  • Commented on Why Puppet is Intrinsically Better Than Chef
    I can't comment on the best way to use Puppet to install CPAN modules, but I can say the best practice nowadays is to install a version of Perl for your application use, rather than to build on the Perl...
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    The leading underscore is probably to reduce the chance of variable name collision, would be my guess. --jnap...
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    Sometimes when I see stuff like this I start to think perhaps we've not even scratched the surface of what Perl5 syntax can really do, and its just long time practice holding us back. jnap...
  • Commented on Perl TV
    gabor++ # once again proving Perl programmers can both talk AND do at the same time!...
  • Commented on local::lib and File::Spec
    Personally I don't like to use 'lib' or 'local::lib' in my application scripts as I find they lead to unnecessary structural binding between your application and the directory structure. Ideally you application would be decoupled from its dependency paths (or...
  • Commented on Compare projects p2, gperl, MoarVM
    I sorta wish I knew what p2 and gperl are, and why is comparing those to moarvm meaningful...? Is there some controversy I didn't hear about at YAPC :) jnap...
  • Commented on The proposal of separating method keyword from mop
    I would however agree with, "Big jump is hard, small jump is good..." I do wish there was a way this wasn't going to be a multi year project, given all the prior art, but I guess there's nothing for...
  • Commented on Let's post information about your production to blog
    Yuki, No doubt it would be great if we could get more people involved in writing about Perl and about there work. A few years ago there was basically nothing, at least post Ironman Challenge we do see people blogging,...
  • Commented on Real Time Web Apps
    Mojolicious seems th have the most mature baked in support for async / realtime applications, so you might want to give that a go. Catalyst in the most recent stable release has the basics of async, but its still new...
  • Commented on I translate "Modern Perl Writing Style" to English
    Yuki, no doubt 'autodie' has downsides, both as you and as Nick pointed out. I guess I intended my comment to be more about mentioning it and showing an example, rather than using it to replace the classic syntax. I...
  • Commented on PerlMotion - Perl For iOS
    Very cool, makes me want to pay for a developer license over at Mac Dev! Anyone build any real apps with this and have any thoughts on performances, etc.? Looks like it compiles to LLVM, but am not an expert...
  • Commented on I translate "Modern Perl Writing Style" to English
    Thanks for translating this into English. Can I offer a few thoughts? "Do error handling in file open (Required)" You also might want to mention the autodie module which makes open errors into hard errors. Honestly this behavior for open...
  • Commented on GraphViz2, MarpaX::Grammar::Parser and MarpaX::Grammar::GraphViz2
    Demo looks sweet! Thanks for sharing --john...
  • Commented on Released GitPrep 1.2 - add import repositories feature, blame feature
    Amazing work, thanks for sharing it with the Perl and general programmer community!...
  • Commented on A Catalyst Service Bus (from scratch)
    Kahlil, Great article! I just wanted to let you know it inspired me to finish up and post a blog on a related subject regarding some of the new features in recent versions of Catalyst which are aimed at assisting...
  • Commented on Rakudo and NQP Internals Workshop (14/15 Sep)
    Very cool!...
  • Commented on C::TinyCompiler, a just-in-time C compiler for Perl
    Cool!...
  • Commented on Strawberry Perl 5.18.1.1 released
    congrats!...
  • Commented on Announce MarpaX::Demo::JSONParser
    It is very cool to have some example applications like this to demonstrate how to use marpa and solve problem domains that are well understood, (such as parsing json, which was very concise rules) John...
  • Commented on Missing YAPC::Europe
    I was wondering that if you can't go, perhaps there's other ways you can participate? For example I imagine there's going to be some videos, and it would be great to have someone watching stuff and reporting on it, or...
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  • Wendy commented on On the awesomeness of the Perl community v2 (201406)

    I am both your friend and foe and look forward to pestering you with some beer and/or whisky.

  • echowuhao commented on Watch the secret YAPC::NA live

    perl people just do thing without talking about it that much.

  • Laufeyjarson commented on Watch the secret YAPC::NA live

    The issue with just doing the thing and not talking about it is that the crowd of people who are doing it will shrink.

    There's no reason a language as heavily used as Perl had only 300 people at the conference. I'm shocked that this is considered a reasonable level of attendance, and that the conference organizers had planned for less. (They ran out of hotel room block; they were clearly not planning for as many people who came.)

    This year may have been an anomaly; Chris posted that his personal life got busy, and that certainly happens to everyone. I hope that next year g…

  • James commented on Watch the secret YAPC::NA live

    http://www.yapc.org/ isn't even living in 2014, YAPC::NA and YAPC:EU 2013 are still coming.

  • yanick.champoux commented on Watch the secret YAPC::NA live

    I understand the frustration, and I agree that the communication channels have been sub-optimal. No arguing there.

    However, I think we should also take a long, deep breath, and try to veer the discussion toward what can we do to improve the situation. For most (if not all) of the organizers, YAPC is a labor of love. And labor is the right word there -- it's a long, arduous, exhausting, unglorious process that end in a big final week-long push. Personally, I have no doubt that everybody involved honestly did gave their all. But life, and things, and then more life, happened. And as Ki…

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