Perl::QA Hackathon in Lyon - Summary
I'm back from the Perl QA Hackathon and had a blast. I really appreciated the work that BooK and Laurent did to pull this off. And thanks to Booking.com for hosting us. In fact, we had a wide variety of sponsors and I suggest you check them out if you're looking for a new position.
To summarize what I did:
- I released TAP::Stream to let people merge multiple streams of TAP.
Very useful if you distribute tests across multiple boxes or want tests running in multiple processes.
This version makes it easier to migrate from
It's a good starting point for those (like me) who are new to
This version makes method attributes required. There's simply too much benefit for them in tests and making them optional complicated the code too much.
This allows you to disable transactions, if you need to.
- I started writing The Zen of Test Suites.
This document explains my (not so humble) opinions about what is needed to write tests for applications.
All things considered, I think this was a very successful hackathon for me. I even have a lead for a rather interesting contract.