2011.11.18 in #17
Test::DatabaseRow has been part of my testing training for many years now but I always had a bit of a strange feeling as it only handled one single row. Now Mark Fowler has refactored and upgraded the module and among other things it can now test multiple rows. Here he explains some of his decisions.
2012.01.07 in #25
Simple Todo List Processing in Perl
Mark Fowler explains his TODO processor along with the extract function which is a bit like a two-way grep.
2012.01.20 in #26
Frac'ing your HTML
Mark Fowler is talking about converting some patterns of ASCII and turning them into HTML entities or Unicode characters.
2012.03.27 in #36
Oh Function Call, Oh Function Call, Wherefore Art Thou Function Call
Given the name of a function, finding the definition of it is a relatively easy task. Mark Fowler provides the other way around, listing all the places where a function is being used. Can be very handy when trying to understand or refactor a piece of code.
2013.05.20 in #96
5.18 Hash Key Ordering Changes In A Nutshell
Mark Fowler shows the difference between perl 5.16.3 and the recently released perl 5.18.0 regarding hash keys.
2014.07.07 in #155
Tell me more, tell me more
Mark Fowler announces a new version of Test::DatabaseRow. With the next version comes an easier way to tell the tests to open wide the gates of verbosity.
2014.12.01 in #176
The Perl 5 Advent Calendar
2014.12.23 in #179
Perl Advent Calendar 2014 Stats
This is a meta article about the Perl Advent Calendar. Most importantly, the Elves beat Santa by 44:38.
2014.12.29 in #179
An article that was left out from the Perl Advent calendar telling you to use Regexp::Debugger because it is awesome!
2015.01.07 in #181
For the interactive scripts running on MacOS, a new release of Mac::Choose is out, now offering additional drop-down shininess.
2015.01.27 in #184
Jeff Thalhammer gave a talk on Perl::Critic to Albany Perl Mongers. Here Mark shares what he took away from the talk, the biggest win of which was learning about using the
only option in a
2015.03.02 in #188
The Role of Critique
If a role is defining a private method that it is not using itself, Perl::Critic is wont to spuriously tut-tut at you. Or was, as Mark decided that enough was enough, and crafted a patch that takes care of that.
2015.12.14 in #229
Perl 5 advent
Quick links to the last week's articles, by module: Text::Hogan, Reply, Web::Query, Module::CPANFile, Smart::Comments, Config::Station, JSON::Path.
2015.12.14 in #230
crash kayo zamm splatt
2015.12.25 in #231
Perl 5 Advent
The last 4 module articles from the Perl 5 advent calendar this year covered
Device::Chip::Adapter. On the 25th, Mark posted a wrap-up, and pointed out useful resources for finding out more about CPAN.
2016.10.02 in #271
Perl Advent Calendar 2016 CFP
It's never too early to start preparations!
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