April 2016 Archives

Half time at the Perl QA Hackathon 2016

Two days down, two to go.

The Perl QA Hackathon for 2016 is being held in Rugby. We are now half way though. This is the first year in quite a few when I haven't come to the event with Devel::Cover failing tests against the imminent new Perl release, and this has given me a little more time to concentrate on other matters.

A large part of the value of the QA hackathon is in the discussions that take place when people can sit together and thrash something out, or bounce ideas off each other. I have been able have a number of interesting discussions, some relating to things I…

Happy 15th Birthday, Devel::Cover!

Today is Devel::Cover's 15th anniversary. Version 0.01 was released on 9th
first Perl version which provided the necessary infrastructure for Devel::Cover
to work.

In commemoration I have released Devel::Cover 1.22, which is the one hundred and
twenty-second release of Devel::Cover.

Over that time there have been 1394 commits from at least 87 authors, though the
first 50 releases were made without version control. In 2004 I started using
svk and later migrated …

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