2011.12.13 in #21
Writing API clients in Perl and Python
Mark Allen has implemented the API of the Ge.tt file sharing service in both languages and praises CPAN and its tool-chain for making his life easier.
2012.02.10 in #29
DistZilla from one newb to another
Mark Allen shared his slides from the talk he gave at Houston.pm. Very nice slides and I love the title too. I am sorry we don't have the actual presentation. Maybe at YAPC::NA?
2012.06.25 in #49
Perl5-Porters Weekly: 2012 June 17-25
Mark Allen started a weekly report about the discussions on the Perl 5 porters mailing list. If you don't know, that's the list where people who maintain and develop the Perl compiler/interpreter discuss what they are working on, which features are added to perl and which are removed. If you don't have a lot of time but still would like to know what's planned for perl, this could be a very useful resource for you! In this entry, probably the most important news is the release of 5.17.1, the first developer snapshot for next year's release of 5.18. Try it.
2012.07.03 in #50
Perl5-Porters Weekly June 25-July 1 2012
We are bit out-of sync with Mark Allen but it is not necessarily bad. There were some interesting threads on p5p mentioning bugs in Storable, overload, List::Util::first and that some highly illegal variable names are now accidentally legal.
2012.07.10 in #51
Perl 5 Porters Weekly: July 2-July 8, 2012 by Mark Allen
If you ever wondered why the official documentation of Perl still promotes a coding style that is rarely needed, and can lead to insecure code, there you can have the discussion about changing perlopentut. The other discussions seemed to involve much less drama.
2012.07.18 in #52
Intro to Git for Perl Hackers
The OSCON presentation given by Mark Allen.
2012.10.26 in #66
Net::Amazon::EC2 0.22 released; supports AWS v2 signatures
2013.04.28 in #92
Perl 5 Porters Monthly: April 2013
Finally, Mark Allen is back with his weekly reports from the Perl 5 Porters! You know, the people who improved perl. Yesterday, he published 4 monthly reports to catch up with what we missed (this is the latest of the 4), and now he will be back on track! Great!
2013.07.24 in #105
Give LWP::UserAgent Its Well-Deserved Gold Watch
Mark Allen OSCON talk, in which he presents an overview of the HTTP clients that Perl has to offer.
2013.07.29 in #106
Why I use cpanfile (and you should too)
cpanfile allows you to describe the list of dependencies your module/application has and installing them using cpanm, without creating a CPAN distribution. This can be useful for new developers on GitHub, or inside corporations. See how Mark Allen explains it and then read the comments, including the ones from Miyagawa, who created the cpanfile format.
2014.06.30 in #154
Test::RequiresInternet now on CPAN
More ways to check if a certain site is accessible during testing.
2014.09.11 in #164
If your core perl documentation uses =encoding, please test the new perldoc release
You don't want perldoc to break your code, do you? Mark Allen is asking you to make sure the next release won't break it either.
2015.06.16 in #204
Net::Amazon::EC2 now with v4 signature support
Mark has uploaded a developer release of Net::Amazon::EC2 to CPAN with support for AWS4 signatures. He's keen to get feedback from AWS users.
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