July 2022 Archives

Ideas from TPRC2022: Bug/Task/Issue independent interface and a cli tool

We have a Database Independent Interface aka DBI and a Unified Cache Handling Interface aka CHI which both provide a generalized interface to similar backend services. Similarly we have AnyEvent - the DBI of event loop programming and Log::Any. With the Nopaste cli provides an agnostic tool to send data to pastebin like services.

So why not a generalized …

Ideas from TPRC2022: Tools to help refactor large mature code bases

Every Perl gig I have ever had, and from most of the conversations I had at this years Perl and Raku Conference, was working on a large code based that is serving the business and it's customers very well such that the business is profitable (i.e. a mature code base).

This is an enviable position to be in but whilst this software is robust from the outside, there is often a reluctance to make dramatic changes. Unfortunately code that is perceived as too fragile to touch tends to be replaced and replaced in another language.


Debrief: Perl IDE Hackathon 2022

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I had a great time hacking on the Perl Navigator and Raku Navigator as part of the Perl IDE Hackathon 2022. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time in person or remotely. Thanks especially to Brian…

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