The Perl QA Hackathon is still looking for Sponsors

Last year I shared an article about how You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon. A year later, you can still help MetaCPAN by helping the QA Hackathon. As one of the core MetaCPAN developers, I'm planning to attend this event next month. It's still the best chance that I get to sit down and focus on MetaCPAN. MetaCPAN has had the good fortune of having multiple interns working on code since the…

MetaCPAN Welcomes Panopta as a Sponsor

As you may know MetaCPAN as a project has no budget. We rarely solicit funds because we rarely need to pay for anything. This has allowed us to focus on the project itself rather than the administrative issues that arise whenever money changes hands. Because these relationships allow us the freedom to do what we need to do, we think it's important to thank our sponsors publicly.

And with that introduction I'd like to thank Panopta, the latest sponsor in the Met…

MetaCPAN Welcomes our Newest OPfW Interns

You may have already seen the news. The latest round of GNOME's Outreach Program for Women is now underway.

I will have the pleasure of acting as a mentor for Rose Ames and Andreea Pirvulescu. My main responsibility is to make sure they have no significant blockers, so CPAN authors, don't be surprised if I reach out to you on their behalf at some point. They'll both be blogging abo…

Can you send 24 pull requests this December?

For many of us, the holiday season is approaching. The Advent calendars will be kicking off soon, which is great. If you're into blogging, I'm sure there are some calendars which may still be looking for articles. However, if you're looking to push some code, let me point out The idea is that you send one pull request per day for 24 days.

There are two ways for you to contribute. You can sign up and start pushing code or you can suggest a project for others to create pull requests for. ="…

How to Run a Single Test via Dist::Zilla

Last week I was working on a distribution which includes some XS and also uses Dist::Zilla. I needed to edit a single test, but didn't want to run the entire test suite after every edit. It wasn't immediately clear to me how to do this via "dzil test". I asked in #dzil and within a couple of minutes I got some excellent advice in the form of:

dzil run prove -lv t/my-test.t

If there is no XS in your distribution you can skip the build process and get an even faster test run:

dzil run --nobuild prove -lv t/my-test.t

Many thanks to ="https://m…