May 2013 Archives

Shell access to $NOT_MY_ENVIRONMENT for development?

I'm a self employed hacker. My development (actually, my total) infrastructure consists of a six-year old laptop running Linux with a full disk and a noisy fan, and a rented virtual server, also Linux. I have a few modules up on CPAN, which occasionally receive reports from cpantesters or the odd individual user with a build/test failure on a platform I don't have access to. Blinding attempting fixes and waiting for reports is tedious and inefficient.

There are a few no-cost BSD shell providers around, which has allowed me to develop and test directly on that platform. However I haven…

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