May 2017 Archives

The (YAML and Perl Toolchain) Summits

Perl Toolchain Summit Lyon, France, May 11-14 2017

This year I was invited to the Perl Toolchain Summit in Lyon, formerly known as the Perl QA Hackathon. I had organized this event two years ago in Berlin.

Having been "only" an organizer before, this time I could actually code. It was a pleasure to work with over 35 people doing a lot of work for the Perl 5 and 6 infrastructure and related topics.

One of them was Ingy döt Net, who I enjoy working with on Perl and other Open Source projects regularly remotely. Since we both love the commandline, I could learn a lot from Ingy over the last two years.

At the summit we were working on existing and new YAML modules. This is Ingy's report of what we did. Spoiler: We killed and reinvented it.

YAML Summit Berlin, Germany, May 5-8 2017

In this post I would like to talk about the 2017 YAML Summit that took place just one week before the Toolchain Summit.

Ingy döt Net and Felix Krause have been initiating/working on some new YAML projects throughout the last year, and at some point I joined them. Felix wrote a YAML parser in the Nim language. The wish for a new version of the YAML Spec came up. Since Ingy was coming to Europe for the Toolchain Summit, he had the idea to meetup in Berlin, and luckily Felix was able to come from Stuttgart very spontaneously.

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