During Apr 7 - 19, I conducted a web questionnaire targeting Japanese Perl users, which I titled "Perl5 Census Japan 2013" ;)
I purposely asked people spreading the news to specifically state that this was not just for hardcore Perl users, and that even if you did't use Perl much these days, I still wanted your input.
So over approximately two weeks I got 394 replies, and I've compiled the results in my blog. However, this is all in Japanese, and even with Google Translate, the outcome was pretty um, poor.
So here's a (terse) version in English so y'all can see. This will probably give you an insight into how the Japanese Perl community looks like, and what type of technology they prefer.
....Or, this entry is better titled as "Use cpanfile, and make sure to add it to your repository"
UPDATE: read miyagawa's comment (note, this linked comment has the summary, but make sure to read the others), and his blog post please.
This is a tongue-in-cheek addendum to being able to do `cpanm $git_url` described in "="ht…
I'm currently working on a big, and I mean /BIG/ codebase, like 200K LOC with about 10 years of history behind it.
In this post I'll briefly describe how I'm refactoring code using a little tool called Geest (github), which I completely stole from Ruby's kage.
tl;dr: With Geest you can check differences between new / old code transparently. It's really handy. Please let me know what you think, or file issues if you find any.
During the last leg of my new year's vacation, I started hacking on ZMQ::LibZMQ3 et al again, due to gentle prodding from @melo to include zmq_proxy().
What seemed like a simple API addition in the end turned into myself writing a autoconf like "compile, see if it works, and check if a particular API exists" type of too (is there a CPAN build tool change component that does this kind of stuff?). I'm satisfied by the fact that it actually works, but I must say /var/www/users/lestrrat/index.html
So, like my entry on YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011 last year, I thought I'd give you guys a very brief tour of what it was like this year. Before I start, you can find the full set of photos here, and videos will be uploaded here.