Long time no blog. I posted on reddit about my new module, Mojo::Snoo. I'm shooting for a funky Perl wrapper around the reddit API. Right now, I'm the only one using it (I think), but would like that to change.
So...feedback welcome! Install, break, complain, etc.
Oh, and I will be hosting a hackathon at Miniconf this weekend in NYC. So, feel free to say hi and help me with some development.
Yesterday I had this idea of creating a site where people and companies could offer bounties for fixing specific bugs in a piece of open source code. Then I ran a search and found
I wonder, have you or the company where you work ever used it? Would your company be ready to offer bounties for fixing specific issues in a CPAN module or even in core perl? (bugs or new features alike.)
Would such bounties be a better way for TPF to spend their grant-money?
I thought I would share a little trick I use to get these three complex and
idiosyncratic frameworks to play nice with each other.
Catalyst and HTML::FormFu are a powerful combination that allows you to tie
the form displayed by your view to the form processed by your controller.
This direct link means: 1) your field names in your generated HTML will always
match the field names used in form processing, 2) default and redisplay field
values set by your controller will always match up with the values displayed
by the view, and 3) any constraint or validation issues detected by the form
processing logic in your controller can be directly associated with the
fields displayed by your view. Without this link, keeping a form defined in
our view in sync with the form defined by our controller is a large source
of potential bugs.
(Wow, has it really been almost 6 months since I last posted here? Man, I’m slacking ...)
A while back, I decided to play with Dist::Zilla, and one of the first things I decided to do was make my own plugin bundle.1 Now, if you don’t know what a plugin bundle is ... well, that’s a bit above and beyond the scope of this article.2 Suffice it to say that, if you want to get the most of out DZ, you want to create your own plugin bundle. (And, if you don’t want to do that, then you probably want to be using something simpler than DZ, like Dist::Milla or Minilla or Zilla::Dist.)
So I created one a long time ago but then I never did much with it. I personally don’t have enough CPAN distros to juggle to make spending a lot of time fiddling with DZ a priority. But lately I’ve decided I want to get back into it. So I started out by installing the latest version I’d put out on CPAN.
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