May 2012 Archives

Partially leaving Perl to change the world with Kaggle

As some of you may be aware, the last few months have seen a dramatic change to my life.

Since I've been largely incommunicado over this period and have only just started to get in control of these changes, I thought I should take the time to explain my new situation and the impact on my Perl projects.

Firstly, my employment situation has changed dramatically.

For the last 3-4 years I've been at Corporate Express Australia (now Staples Australia) working full time on a large 250k line Perl code base for their main sales channel, and I'd like to take a moment to thank t…

Next DBD::SQLite to be released in early June

The final developer release of the current DBD::SQLite has been posted to CPAN.

The new release upgrades SQLite from 3.7.9 to 3.7.12 and the upgrade of DBD::SQLite is in line with SQLite upgrade recommendations, and also driven by the move of Firefox to a newer file format than currently supported.

The new release contains a few changes that may cause trouble for your application and you should test, the biggest is the change in the default file format from…

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