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Olaf Alders

  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    Ah, you wanted distributions, not authors. Oops!...
  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    :) This script gets you most of the way there. Just s/twitter/github/. https://github.com/CPAN-API/metacpan-examples/blob/master/scripts/endpoints/author/1c-scroll-all-authors-with-twitter-es.pl...
  • Posted Can you send 24 pull requests this December? to Olaf Alders

    For many of us, the holiday season is approaching. The Advent calendars will be kicking off soon, which is great. If you're into blogging, I'm sure there are some calendars which may still be looking for articles. However, if you're looking to push some code, let me point out

  • Commented on How to Run a Single Test via Dist::Zilla
    Thanks, -b doesn't seem to work for me. FWIW, I'm working on https://github.com/maxmind/MaxMind-DB-Writer-perl and the error I get from prove directly is "~/MaxMind-DB-Writer-perl ∙ carton exec prove -lvb t/MaxMind/DB/Writer/Tree-record-collisions.t t/MaxMind/DB/Writer/Tree-record-collisions.t .. MaxMind::DB::Writer::Tree object version 0.050004 does not match bootstrap parameter...
  • Commented on How to Run a Single Test via Dist::Zilla
    In this case, `prove -lv t/my-test.t` failed with some errors related to the XS code. So, running the tests via dzil was the easier option for me as that "just worked". Having said that, yes, just running prove will probably...
  • Posted How to Run a Single Test via Dist::Zilla to Olaf Alders

    Last week I was working on a distribution which includes some XS and also uses Dist::Zilla. I needed to edit a single test, but didn't want to run the entire test suite after every edit. It wasn't immediately clear to me how to do this via "dzil test". I asked in #dzil and within a couple of…

  • Commented on Finally a Perl Mod for Canadians
    Being both a Canadian and being of 50% Dutch stock, I can really appreciate your post. I'm almost 6 feet tall, but at a family event, I'm the really short guy....
  • Commented on MetaCPAN Officially Welcomes Our OPfW and GSoC Participants
    Those are very good points to cover and maybe the subject of a future blog post. I can ask Talina and Pattawan to keep these questions in mind while coding. On that note, since MetaCPAN is open source, I suppose...
  • Commented on MetaCPAN Officially Welcomes Our OPfW and GSoC Participants
    Thanks for your kind words, Neil. It means a lot coming from someone who does as much behind the scenes as you do. :)...
  • Commented on Where Have You Gone Perl.org??
    Looks like it's back up?...
  • Posted MetaCPAN Officially Welcomes Our OPfW and GSoC Participants to Olaf Alders

    The MetaCPAN project would like officially to welcome our summer of 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPfW) participants. We had a lot of interest this time around and some great applications. Our OPfW participant is Pattawan…

  • Commented on You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon
    Thanks @Ether. We might be skewed slightly towards North America, but it's close. Europe might actually more accurately be the middle point....
  • Posted MetaCPAN 2014 QA Hackathon Retrospective to Olaf Alders

    This was my second QA Hackathon, the first being 2012 in Paris. This year, I had a lot of good conversations with various people about MetaCPAN's role in the Perl ecosystem and I pushed a decent amount of code. A lot of it is waiting to be merged, but here's the gist of it.

    On the plane o…

  • Posted You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon to Olaf Alders

    As I was spending some time updating the list of MetaCPAN sponsors, it occurred to me that we had not listed the QA Hackathon as one of our sponsors. I came to realize that this was a fairly…

  • Posted MetaCPAN Welcomes its Newest Sponsor: GitHub to Olaf Alders

    We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes on MetaCPAN lately and we've come to the realization that we needed some private repository hosting. In the past, we've reached out to companies where we had contacts, and they've been happy to…

  • Posted MetaCPAN is Hiring! to Olaf Alders

    OK, so that's maybe not 100% accurate, but we are looking for students who want to get paid to work with us. How can you get paid to work on MetaCPAN? There are currently two really great options: the Outreach…

  • Commented on I hate Dist::Zilla and missing Makefile.PL
    I have to echo what Jim Keenan said about the tone of this post. It really is about _how you say it_. This stuff hangs around not only on disk but in human memory. I've seen people who are technically...
  • Posted Toronto.pm monthly meetings are now streamed live to Olaf Alders

    I was quite happy to see Samuel Kaufman's post on how to stream your local PM/whatever meetings. We've been experimenting with streaming our Toronto.pm meetings for the past few months. …

  • Commented on A convention for Changes files
    MetaCPAN is aware of CHANGES, Changes, ChangeLog, Changelog, CHANGELOG and NEWS. See https://github.com/CPAN-API/metacpan-web/blob/master/lib/MetaCPAN/Web/Model/API/Release.pm#L265...
  • Commented on Comment Submission Error
    I get the same message when I click "Preview", so I've been avoiding comment previews, but Toby's workflow makes sense to get around the bug. I will not be previewing this comment......
  • Commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN
    Pointing to the latest release is indeed the most important thing here. Having said that, MetaCPAN really suffers in comparison to s.c.o. when it comes to inbound links. Changing some existing links to point to MetaCPAN should eventually help get...
  • Posted Fiddling with the metacpan.org URLs to Olaf Alders

    One of the pain points of MetaCPAN is that URLs don't always point where you would expect them to. For example, should a script be found under metacpan.org/module/*? Does that make sense? What happens when someone releases a module with the name of the script? Please note that we're talking…

  • Posted Perl Mongers Meetings via Google Hangout to Olaf Alders

    This past Thursday we tried something new at Toronto.pm We decided to try having our in-person meeting also available online via Google Hangout. So far all feedback has been positive and it allowed us to have a meeting of 15 people rather than just the 10 who made the trip to our usual…

  • Posted Ab(Using) the MetaCPAN API for Fun and Profit v2013 to Olaf Alders

    I'll be speaking about using (and abusing) the MetaCPAN API on day 2 of YAPC::NA. If you think you might be attending (or even if you're not), I thought I'd post some links to some helpful info. No, you don't need to do any prep for this…

  • Commented on Sifting Through the CPAN
    It was pointed out to me that I should have mentioned in my original post that Task::Kensho also has some valuable data for folks looking to find the right module for a given task....
  • Commented on Sifting Through the CPAN
    As far as PrePAN goes, that's maybe the subject of a blog post in itself, but essentially you have a forum dedicated to discussing your module that is social, not tied to an email thread and has a dedicated URL...
  • Commented on Encouraging bloggers to use the 'extended' feature
    How is an ad hominem helpful here?...
  • Commented on Idea: perl community homepage
    I think this is probably a bit beyond the scope of metacpan.org as it stands right now, but it's a perfect use case for the MetaCPAN API. I'd like to see this get done and am happy to help where...
  • Commented on What's wrong with CPAN?
    Not a stretch at all. That's a feature request that would belong in metacpan-web. :)...
  • Commented on The CPAN Unknown Usage problem
    Some of this could be solved with tags and as far as the concept of following goes, we could also put together a newsfeed, which is maybe a bit like what you see on your Github page. So, you'd see...
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