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  • Posted Happy CPAN Day! to lajandy

    Can you believe CPAN has been around for 20 years today? Two decades is a long time! Yet, I cannot imagine my workday without it.

    My contributions to the CPAN Day celebration:

    Helios 2.83 is a minor release of the H…

  • Commented on Problems logging in to
    Test comment? If you can see this, the login link above worked for me!...
  • Commented on Some new MetaCPAN features
    EPUB you say? Gotta try that out......
  • Posted CPAN Day to lajandy

    First off, let me say I think CPAN Day is a great idea, and I am happy to take part in it!

    For CPAN Day, I have contributed App::HTRender, a command line tool to assist development of HTML::Template-based templates. If you are buildi…

  • Posted Helios 2.80 Released to lajandy

    Logical Helion, LLC is pleased to announce a new stable release of the Helios distributed job processing system! Helios 2.80 provides several new features to improve the performance and flexibility of the Helios system. A new jobtype system and job queuing extensions enable you to divide your…

  • Commented on Poor Mans Jobqueue for Catalyst Apps
    Have you taken a look at Helios? I admit it may not quite do what you want out of the box (yet); it currently is more of a "fire-and-forget" job management system rather than one that tightly integrates with your...
  • Posted Helios 2.61 Released to lajandy

    Helios 2.61 has been released. This is a bugfix release; if you are using Helios and experiencing problems due to one of the (previously) outstanding bugs in the Helios RT, you should upgrade to this version.

    For more informat…

  • Posted Helios 2.60 Released to lajandy

    I am glad to note that Helios 2.60 has been released! The new version brings significant performance enhancements via new database handling code. There is also a new modular, extensible configuration API and other new configuration…

  • Commented on A Simple Mojolicious/DBI Example
    Leaving an SQL query prepared for the entire lifetime of the process is not a good idea to adopt as a style. This is highly dependent on the type of application you are writing and the RDBMS you are using....
  • Commented on A Simple Mojolicious/DBI Example
    Thanks Joel! I did not realize just how easy it was to start writing Mojolicious apps. I do webapp+database stuff all the time, and having a small but concrete example directly relevant to something I’m working on really helps....
  • Commented on Alien::Base Beta Release!
    Hmm…wondering if Alien::Base could be applied to poppler and poppler-utils…...
  • Posted YAPC::NA 2012 After Action Report to lajandy

    YAPC::NA 2012 was excellent! I really want to congratulate the organizers, staff, and sponsors for putting together such a well-organized, informative, and fun event. I had not been to a YAPC in a couple of years, and this year's conference made me wonder why I had stayed away so long. It was…

  • Commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?
    My knee-jerk reaction is "no more stuff in the core!" Core Perl 5 is already getting bloated to the point *nix distributors are considering removing it from default installs. But after reading over others' comments, I do think there are...
  • Commented on Removing database abstraction
    Finally! Someone else who understands! IMHO, regarding this topic, there are 2 groups of programmers: those who hate and/or fear databases, and those that understand them. The former are clearly in the majority today, and work to hide away database...
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  • Toby Inkster commented on Some new MetaCPAN features

    I really like the new version of the dashboard. Some suggestions:

    • The bug counts could be a link to the issue tracker.
    • Rather than using an "X" is those three centre columns, maybe use "R", "L", and "A". This is because once you've scrolled down the table a little, and the header is out of view, it's difficult to remember what each "X" represents.
    • It would be nice to be able to distinguish between open/new bugs, and stalled ones, because when skimming through the dashboard, looking for dists needing my attention, I can tell which ones have bugs that are not im…
  • Gábor Szabó - גאבור סבו commented on Some new MetaCPAN features

    @Enkidu, I think the best would be to talk to the PerlyBook developers. MetaCPAN only includes a link to the download page.

  • Gábor Szabó - גאבור סבו commented on Some new MetaCPAN features

    @Toby Inkster I added those to my TODO list. Thanks for the ideas.

  • welcome.mahesh commented on A Simple Mojolicious/DBI Example

    Wonderful. I am looking for Mojolicious Application Example to understand it. This is so helpful :)

    Thanks to aristotle for his very very valuable points for a new bie.

  • Henryk Paluch commented on A Simple Mojolicious/DBI Example


    For Unicode support there are few fixes needed:


    use Encode;
    plugin Charset => {charset => 'utf-8'};

    modify / method to:

    any '/' => sub {
      my $self = shift;
      my $rows = $self->select;
      # convert utf-8 octets -> unicode
      for my $Item ( @{ $rows } ){
          map { $_ = decode('utf-8',$_) } @{ $Item };
      $self->stash( rows => $rows );

    Best regards

     —Henryk Paluch

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