Perl Toolchain Summit 2018

The Perl Toolchain Summit (PTS) is a yearly event that gathers the maintainers and contributors to the Perl Toolchain for four days in one room. Having all the people with both the knowledge and access to work on this critical corner of Perl all together in one place always leads to progress which is much more than the sum of those individual contributions. What is the Perl Toolchain? It is any part of Perl which is involved with modules, from creating, authoring, testing, uploading, distributing, loading, reporting on tests and test coverage, etc, etc. Projects like CPAN clients (cpanm, cpm), aggregation sites like MetaCPAN, CPANTesters, cpancover, and critical infrastructure like PAUSE and modules like Test::More/Test2 and many others are represented.

This year’s event was hosted in Oslo, by the indomitable Salve Nilsen, who first started this event in 2008 ten years ago, back when it was called Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon (QAH). Together with local organizers Stig Palmquist and other members, as well as remote organizers Philippe Bruhat, Neil Bowers, and Laurent Boivin, (and others as well, I’m sure) it was again a wonderful event!

A Mojolicious Advent Calendar!

I’m happy to announce that this year I’m going to be running a Mojolicious advent calendar from my new “semi-official Mojolicious website” at I won’t cross post here every day, though maybe I will do a few, say the most interesting/code-filled ones.

The first one is already up, a quick Getting Started to get the ball rolling.

The site itself is brand new, using Statocles and a nice theme I found online. The main pages are starkly lacking in content so far, but the blog is off and running! Hope to see you there!

Perl Toolchain Summit 2017

For the second year, I have had the great privilege of attending the Perl Toolchain Summit (PTS, formerly called the QA Hackathon QAH). This year it was held in Lyon, France, and three cheers for the organizers; it was an amazing event!

Last year I unexpectedly became involved in the Meta::CPAN project, even to the point of hosting the first (annual?) Meta::Hack a few months ago. This year, I continued to work with them, however, the need was greater in the CPAN Testers realm and so there I went.

Configuring NGINX for SSL with Let's Encrypt

The Mojolicious Core Team has decided to try group blogging on Tumblr. As such I’m trying out posting there. I recently posted on how I configure NGINX, read more at

Cross-post: On the Danger of Software Magicians

I wrote a language-agnostic article and posted it on Medium. Cross posting here for anyone following my Perl posts as well. I hope you enjoy it.