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 https://asyncthoughts.tumblr.com/post/157702503315/configuring-nginx-for-lets-encrypt

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.

https://medium.com/@joel.a.berger/on-the-danger-of-software-magicians-fd8186b8945c#.lmpgrfzie

meta::hack 2016

MetaCPAN is the community developed and maintained website and api for finding and learning about Perl modules. This year, we dedicated a long weekend to improving it and oh what a weekend it was!

My Perl QA Hackathon 2016

While I have hung out on the fringes of the p5p and toolchain communities for a few years now, my largest “qualifying” contribution has been Alien::Base, which has largely been handed off to Graham Ollis (plicease). Therefore I was a little surprised but very honored to be invited to the 2016 Perl QA Hackathon held in Rugby, England.

Overall it was an incredible experience. Day after day the energy in the room was palpable. Everyone was creating and improving the code that we would all get to use one way or the other. People hacking on PAUSE and MetaCPAN and CPANTesters, on ExtUtils::MakeMaker, on Test2 and Test::More.