I am proud to announce another release of Dancer2, carrying many changes and improvements, with 9 contributors and 21 tickets closed.
This release carries the following major changes:
* Workaround for multiple plugins with hooks.
* "send_file" is asynchronous by default. Fallback to synchronous.
* "prefix" now supports the entire route path spec ("/:var" now works in prefix).
* Clear up prefix inconsistencies ("/var" vs. "/var/").
* Proper package reported in logging.
I recently gave a talk at AmsterdamX.pm about web scraping. I provided a few examples of scraping (most of them on my Github repo), and amongst them, a few relating to the January assignments page Neil has put up.
In the previous post I discussed my January Pull Request Challenge contribution. It's only part 1 because there's another part: the contributions others made during their PRC which were related to projects I'm in charge of.
While I was focused on the social aspects of the PR Challenge, such as the IRC channel (opping literally everyone), the guides (wrote several), the repo (plus organization), and lately even a small parser for the web page Neil created (which will appear in another post), I still had my own responsibilities - mainly, my own PR challenge, and taking care of others' PR challenge contributions that fell under my purview.
On my quest for downloading more podcasts, I decided to tackle another podcast I started listening to, Criminal.
This posed a set of new problems, and I'm going to go over the code for solving it, since I'm actually somewhat proud of it.
I started getting into podcasts recently and one that I heard mentioned a few times was Welcome to Night Vale. I didn't get to listen to it yet, but decided I'll try it out.
When I start with a podcast, I want to download the episodes. I don't listen on my computer, I listen on my mp3 player. (Yes, I still havhttp://commonplacebooks.com/welcome-to-night-vale/e one, and no, it's not an iPod.)
At the same time, I'm sick of going over lists of pages, opening each, and then looking for the download button, so I wrote a Perl script that downloads all episodes for this podcast.
I'm pleased and excited to announce that Yanick Champoux has joined the Dancer core team.
I've written about the new Perl interface to the LDTP (Linux Desktop Testing Project) testing library that I had written. It already garnished some interest from people on Github. We've had some progress on that front you might be interested in. Also, we still need your help! :)
Gabor Szabo realized that it's very easy to dare me to do things and then making them available for Perl. I'm somewhat like Marty in Back to the Future - "I am not chicken!"
So, now we have LDTP. However, it needs your help. What is LDTP you ask? Good question!
I've previously written about Any::Moose and suggested using it instead of Mouse in order to provide interoperability in code. You get Mouse unless Moose is needed and in that case you get Moose.
However, there are a few problems, mainly having some incompatibilities between Moose and Mouse (which has been drastically reduced to have as little side-effects as possible) and the load order being tricky. My ori…