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.


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.