2011.08.13 in #3
David Cantrel just announced the creation of an extension to Params::Validate. I have not looked at the features so I wonder if it wasn't a better idea to include this within Params::Validate itself?
2012.05.16 in #43
CPANdeps now understands META.json files
CPANdeps, created and maintained by David Cantrell, provides a way to see all the dependencies of any give CPAN distribution along with the success rate of its tests. It helps you identify which ones of the prerquisites of a module might be problematic to install.
2013.04.25 in #92
Learning from other industries, part 1 of n
David Cantrell tells about his role as a test engineer. Actually, writing tests is not even his main responsibility. So what is? Helping others to improve their testing competence.
2013.10.11 in #116
Software Test Podcast
I did not have time to listen to the actual podcast yet, but what David Cantrell writes about the distinction between Quality Control and Quality Assurance is interesting.
2014.04.16 in #143
CPANdeps pass/fail display now working again
CPANdeps lets you see the test results of all the dependencies of a given module in a single page.
2014.05.22 in #148
CPANdeps and cpXXXan scheduled downtime
Usually, we announce new things. This time, however, David Cantrell warns us that CPANdeps and cpXXXan are going down (but only on the 28th, just long enough for a data center move)
2014.09.03 in #163
Instant podcasts, in 50 lines of perl
David Cantrell implements in 50 lines of clean(!) perl what the other application does in 1,300 lines of PHP. True, he uses a few CPAN modules, but hey, loading them also adds to the line count!
2015.04.22 in #196
CPAN reverse dependencies as a tree
You're probably familiar with David's CPANdeps service, but now David has added a service which can show all of a distribution's downstream depenendencies in a tree form. You might think that only 3 other dists are using your dist, but this will show you all the dists relying on yours.
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