Bounty for fixing CPAN modules

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 Bountysource.


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?

Which CPAN distributions include jquery.js ?

Further playing with the JavaScript based view of CPAN I've added a new page in the lab called files. You can type in a name of a file (e.g jquery.js) and it will list you all the distributions that include this file.

You can also search for directory names such as js or css.

/var/www/users/gabor_szabo/index.html

New JavaScript based interface of CPAN

I've started to build a new, JavaScript based interface to CPAN. It uses the MetaCPAN API as its back-end. It is quite at the beginning, but you might already want to take a look at it and give suggestions.

One of the reasons to build this is to provide material for the Web Application Development course I am offering at YAPC::EU. This is a single-page application using jQuery, Handlebars and Kube.

Another reason is to provide a playgro…

I was not at the QA Hackathon

You might be overwhelmed by all the reports about the QA Hackathon. I am impressed and thankful! I just wish each report had a different title :).

I am especially grateful for the people who have collected the posts. It's much easier now than next year when someone will look for justification to attend or sponsor the event!

YAPC::NA master classes updated

There are now 6 courses:
4 1-day courses (From Zero to Perl, Introduction to Moose, Introduction to Go, and Programming the web with Dancer),
A 1/2 day course about Practical Career Development for Perl Developers,
and a 2-day course about front-end development using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, Twitter Bootstrap, Handlebars, and AngularJS with some Dancer back-end development.


For details and registration check out the Master classes.