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

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MetaCPAN Officially Welcomes Our OPfW and GSoC Participants

The MetaCPAN project would like officially to welcome our summer of 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPfW) participants. We had a lot of interest this time around and some great applications. Our OPfW participant is Pattawan Kaewduangdee and our GSoC student is Talina Shrotriya. Both Talina and Pattawan have plans to make some much needed improvements to MetaCPAN and we're really looking forward to working with them. I've linked to both of their Github profiles above in case…

MetaCPAN 2014 QA Hackathon Retrospective

This was my second QA Hackathon, the first being 2012 in Paris. This year, I had a lot of good conversations with various people about MetaCPAN's role in the Perl ecosystem and I pushed a decent amount of code. A lot of it is waiting to be merged, but here's the gist of it.

On the plane on the way over, I did a bunch of cleanup on the API. Mostly style changes, but it makes some of files easier on the eyes. RWSTAUNER was kind enough to fix my failing build after I pushed the code.

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You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon

As I was spending some time updating the list of MetaCPAN sponsors, it occurred to me that we had not listed the QA Hackathon as one of our sponsors. I came to realize that this was a fairly significant omission since, if you run the numbers, the QA Hackathon is one of our biggest sponsors. The hackathon has sponsored a MetaCPAN hacker for 3 years now. 2011 (Amsterdam), 2012 (Paris) and 2014 (Lyon). The 2012 and 2014 sponsorships involve me flying across the Atlantic and all 3 years…

MetaCPAN Welcomes its Newest Sponsor: GitHub

We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes on MetaCPAN lately and we've come to the realization that we needed some private repository hosting. In the past, we've reached out to companies where we had contacts, and they've been happy to help. Last night, I wondered if anyone on Twitter would be able to help us out. That was at 11:17 PM EST. By 12:27 AM Johannes Plunien had forwarded my request…