December 2011 Archives

If you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else ...

I didn’t write anything specifically about Perl this week, but I did broach a topic in my other blog that you may find interesting if you’re a professional programmer.  Check it out, if you like, or not.  If nothing else, it has a reference to a great blog post which is much better than mine. ;->

A Random Story

For my first (real) tale, I thought I’d tell the story of how I came to be the maintainer for Data::Random.

I first came across this module when I was trying to find some way to test some date routines I was doing for $work.  Funnily enough (or not, depending on your perspective), the date routines were themselves for testing—I’m working on introducing TDD to my department, and so I try to maintain a decent li…

About Buddy Burden

user-pic 5 years in California, 15 years in Perl, 25 years in computers, 45 years in bare feet.