See you at YAPC::EU!

I'm happy to announce that, as usual, Nestoria will be sponsoring this year's YAPC::EU in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Also as usual we will be sending along a contingent from our dev team. Other than myself you'll also see Sam, Ignacio and Tim - all of whom have never attended a YAPC before and some of whom have learned Perl quite recently. I'm hoping they are going to get as much out of YAPC as I did at my first one back in 2007.

You can read more - and see some photos so you'll know who to say Hi to - on the Nestoria Dev Blog: ="…

Nestoria Developer Blog

Following in the footsteps of, NET-A-PORTER and All Around The World I am happy to announce that Nestoria is launching a developer blog as a sister site to our more general company blog.

You can find it here:

Bookmark it, Feedly it, follow it on Tumblr - whatever the kids are doing these days.

As you can see we've already made four posts since we launched on Tuesday, 2 days ago. We don't intend to keep up that kind of pace, but we do intend to po…

An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students

As part of our eager hunt for new developers I met up a few weeks ago with Ruben from Makers Academy, who told me all about their 12 week intensive web development course. They have a pretty impressive set up: they start courses every 6 weeks and each class is about 20 people, meaning they churn out about 160 new Ruby developers every year!

Given our successful internship program here at Nestoria (which I spoke about at YAPC::EU this year) I've got s…

My recent presentations

I've given a couple of presentations recently, and my YAPC::EU talk in particular got some requests for the slides from the audience. I've embedded them below. Enjoy!

Travis CI ♥ Perl

Travis CI is a hosted continuous integration service for the open source community.

Essentially you set up a git post-commit hook that causes your tests to get run on every commit, against a number of different Perl versions, with databases and other services available if needed. And it's all free!

If you visit you can get a feel for the interface and the tests that are being run. For a particular commit you get a build, for example WebService::Nestoria::Search build 1, which has a sub-build per Perl version, for example WebService::Nestoria::Search build 1.1 (perl 5.16). As you can see you get the full output from the Ubuntu VM that's running your tests, so if anything does go wrong it's pretty simple to debug.

For the rest of this post I'm going to describe the integration process, in particular hitting on how to make it work with Dist::Zilla-based projects.