It's time to admit I've failed

Two days ago I was so excited! I had an idea how to make the Perl world a bit better, faster and simpler. Of course, I didn’t spread such exciting news until I checked and double-checked and benchmarked, until I’m absolutely sure I’ve found The Holy Grail.

Well, see the title. It hurts. All my benchmarks contained a terrible mistake. And those +20%, or, maybe even +100% speed boost PugiXML interface could provide doesn’t worth all the buzz I created.

I apologize.

[FAILED] 10x faster than LibXML

Unfortunately, the idea contained fatal flaw. See the following post for explaantions.

Once upon a time I faced a huge pile of HTML files which I had to analyze. Say, there were about 1 000 000 of them. Say, 100 Gb of data.
Most of you would say “It’s not that much!”. And you are right. It’s not.

But then I’ve decided to estimate time required to process that pile of files. I quickly put XPaths of what I was needed together and got a prototype in Web::Scraper. And here I go: ~0.94s per file, i/o overhead not included. That occurred more than 11 days on my laptop. Phew! organizational changes

Dear Perl community!

I'm proud to say that today Sergey Gulko officially announced me as a leader of group. Thank you Sergey and my appreciation to all members of for approving me for this assignment and great support during debates and planning stage. Guys, you are great! Sergey I wish you a very good luck in all spheres of your personal and professional life. community exists since June 1, 2007 and until today was lead by Sergey Gulko. Our community is about 200 registered members. During past few years we had organize…

Hello World in Plack 2: InteractiveDebugger

Another tool to debug your Plack application is InteractiveDebugger
Screenshot-Died at debug-demo.psgi line 16 -- Plack Interactive Debugger - Chromium-1.png
You can dive into your code, explore your stack and see all variables in each frame.
And execute arbitrary code at some level!

Just try it:
plackup idebug-demo.psgi

Hello World in Plack

I'm was playing with PSGI spec and Plack last few days and found Debug middleware just amazing:
Screenshot-Few words about Plack and PSGI - Chromium-1.png
You should just try it:

plackup debug-demo.psgi