While installing SQL::Translator I noticed, that Class::Base, one of its prerequisites, is printing the raw TAP to the screen.
I asked Andy Wardley if I could modernize the tests. He agreed, so after almost 10 years break and 20 minutes hacking, there is a new version of Class::Base on CPAN. He also suggested that people should rather use Badger::Base which is effectively its successor.
So now Class::Base recomme…
I constantly see requests from companies to allow non-programmers to write automated tests. I also see products that allow this on various levels of sophistication. Every such tool also requires some programming in a high level language. Sometimes that is VB Script or .NET or Java. It is rarely Perl.
By the time the customer understand that they need a lot of extra programming they have already invested a lot of money and time so they won't switch to another solution even if that saved them a lot of money and time.
So I though I might try to reinvent this wheel. The idea would…
CPAN is a very good system to distribute libraries we call packages or modules. What about applications? There is a section on CPAN that was supposed to distribute scripts but it never took off. Is CPAN ready to be used to distribute applications? If not, what is missing?
, which is a desktop application
, we use CPAN
as our primary way of distributing the source code. You can install it by just typing
That's OK, bu…