How I Spent my Perl Toolchain Summit 2017

This was my 5th year of being invited to participate in the Perl Tool Chain Summit (formerly Perl QA Hackathon). It was a real pleasure to be invited to a rebranded version of the same helpful event.

For the second year in a row, MetaCPAN was well represented at the event. This is important because it really does allow us to get much more work done. Getting everyone in the same room allows us to make decisions quickly and often deploy new ideas on the same day they've been discussed. Just like last year, we got a lot accomplished this year. I'm only going to touch on the work which I …

Viewing Your Module Permissions on MetaCPAN

We're currently at the Perl Toolchain Summit in Lyon, working hard on improving MetaCPAN. One feature which we went live with yesterday is a view on CPAN module permissions. This means that you can now easily see which modules any CPAN author has permission to upload.

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Tomorrow is LWP Hack Night

Toronto.pm is hosting a LWP Hack Night tomorrow (Thursday) evening @ 7 PM. If you're interested in attending in person or virtually, I've put together a getting started guide. You don't need to be in the know in order to participate. The sheer volume of open issues means that there is plenty of low hanging fruit.

On a related note, I also announced a very helpful new module, LWP::ConsoleLogger::Everywhere, which …

meta::hack Wrap-up Report

We had a great four days at meta::hack a couple of weeks ago. I've tried to briefly summarize what we accomplished.

Getting To Travis and GitHub URLs in a Hurry

Disclaimer: I'm sure this functionality exists elsewhere, but this was a fun little thing for me to work on. Also, you'll need a minimum of git 2.7 for this to work.

Often, when I'm working locally I like to bounce right over to a GitHub repository url to check something. I ended up writing a bit of code to make this easier. While I was at it, I decided it would be nice to have the same thing for Travis URLs. So, I've released this as part of Git::Helpers.

When you're inside a Git repository, you can use ="https://met…