Deprecating or Transferring Mojo::ACME

While Mojo::ACME was a fun experiment, it has several shortcomings at this point and I’ve officially stopped using it. If someone is interested in maintaining it, and if I’m sufficiently convinced of your credibility since this is a security module after all, I can hand it over. Otherwise I will be marking it as deprecated soon.

The Exception That Rather Proves the Rule

I had really wanted to stay out of the recent commentary on CGI. I really did. I was going to be able to until a recent article was published in which the authors try to step in on the side of CGI. I believe the authors to be talented perl developers posting in good faith, but the result really pushed me to reply. The application developed as a case for CGI and preventing “overkill” is a perfect example of why a framework is needed.

Mojolicious Advent Calendar 2018 call for posts

Do you want to post an article in this year’s #mojolicious #AdventCalendar? I’ve just posted a call for articles in the mailing list. You do and know things that other people want to learn about, I promise!

Read more in Call for posts: Advent Calendar 2018!

(Please reply there, as I don’t get notifications from this site on comment.)

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 Oslo.pm 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 https://mojolicious.io/blog/. 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!