Perl Zombie Ate My Brain


Well something like t…


Well I have said it in the past I!=SysAdmin and with the problems I have had of late I think I might as well share with other so they will not have the same three very bad days I just had.

To make a short story a little longer it started when the development box I usually work-with was rebuild after a fatal crash on the rather tired box it was on.

Things where fine on the new box the old code worked and we seemed to see no problems a few runs of cpanm would not fix. The problems started after we got…



Well it seems somehow I always have great…

20 years and counting

So myself and I think most of the Perl world missed an important date on October 12th

Well that day marked the first release of DBI to CPAN.

It is hard to judge how much an impact this hunk of code has had on dare I say it the world. IMHO it was the first killer app for the web and still with us today being actively developed and improved on and has kept its place just quietly sitting in the background doing its job.

If I sit back and think of 20 years ago I had just upgraded to a 12k mode…

Day Two At the Swiss PErl Workshop

Well another pleasant day here in Olten and we started off with a talk by Laurent Dami about a project he has been working on for the Swiss courts system that allows admins access to CRUD a database that should not really ever be changed. ‎The key tto with was a mod called App::AutoCRUD‎ that allows the admins to see and manipulate data via a simple web interface that allows the specialized grouping and sorting required by the data and allows single and bulk operations. I(f you want to see a simple and elegant design that uses Plack and an ORM that isn't DBIx::Class it is well worth…