2011.10.30 in #14
GCI: Google Code-in and The Perl Foundation
Google is trying to get students between the age 13-17 involved in Open Source. The Perl Foundation wants to take part in it and Paul Johnson has extensively written about it. You have less than 24 hour before the deadline.
2011.11.13 in #16
Perl Accepted For GCI - Now We Just Need Students
The Perl Foundation was accepted to participate in the Google Code-in. Now it is time to find students between the ages 13-17 years who are interested to participate. That's where The Perl Foundation needs your help. See the post of Paul Johnson (pjcj) with details.
2012.03.31 in #36
Vim report for Devel::Cover (Perl QA Hackathon)
Paul Johnson stole some ideas from Ruby so now you can see (part of the) report from vim. Cute green >> marks and red :( marks appropriately on lines without a coverage. I tried it and for me it was only working on the files in blib/lib but maybe I need to fix something in my setup.
2012.04.03 in #37
Grant Application: Improving Devel::Cover
Paul Johnson has submitted a large grant request to improve Devel::Cover. I think this is the first large grant requests - outside of core perl - and I think this is a very important one. Both, because Devel::Cover is a very important tool and because I think giving out grants of this size will enable some serious work. I think this can be a much better use of the money TPF got than trying to have many small grants. I also think that Paul is a person who will be able to execute what he planned. Please, comment on that post and if you work for a company that is serious about Perl and Quality, then let them know they could give money to TPF to run more such projects.
2012.05.29 in #45
Paul Johnson has started work on his Devel::Cover grant from TPF which includes a new home for the CPANCover web site. I did not even know about that site. Yay!
2012.06.15 in #47
Paul Johnson, Devel::Cover Grant Report for May
2012.07.20 in #52
Devel::Cover Grant Report for June
Paul Johnson is reporting on his progress with coverage reporting.
2012.08.09 in #55
Devel::Cover Grant Report for July
One question stands out: Are you using Devel::Cover on anything else than *nix or Windows? If yes, please contact Paul Johnson ASAP! He needs your input. - Actually even if you are using it on Windows or *nix you can contact him and thank him for his work!
2012.09.13 in #60
Devel::Cover Grant Report for August
The report of Paul Johnson
2012.11.05 in #68
Google Code-In 2012
It is unclear to me if the dead-line is already over or not, but even if it is over, I am sure listing further ideas for small (few hours long) projects could help once The Perl Foundation is accepted in GCI.
2013.06.23 in #100
TPF Devel::Cover grant report May 2013
I really appreciate the work Paul Johnson does with Devel::Cover. I just don't understand why does The Perl Foundation not post these reports on their site as they do with the other two major grants.
2014.04.29 in #145
Devel::Cover grant report March 2014
After several months of break, Paul Johnson is back in the saddle, and started to work on Devel::Cover again. Including some plans to update cpancover.com.
2014.06.19 in #152
A Productivity Enhancing Perl Environment
Paul Johnson gives lots of ideas to set up a work-environment. Starting from the desk and all the way to a number of vim-plugins. (London Perl Workshop - 25 min)
2014.10.08 in #168
Final TPF Devel::Cover grant report
Paul Johnson reports on his awesome Devel::Cover work (tl;dr? just go to cpancover.com and stare at the covered beauty of it all).
2014.10.21 in #170
Stop using indirect object notation
Ovid had a mini rant on twitter, begging people to stop using indirect object notation ($object = new Class;). Paul Johnson directed people to a summary of problems with indirect object notation from tchrist, 16 years ago!
2014.10.23 in #170
Austrian Perl workshop videos
Videos from the recent Austrian Perl workshop are now on youtube. See Marko Jozic talking about Bootstrap and Dancer 2 for newbies; Tim Bunce on Devel::NYTProf; Stefan Seifert on Inline::Perl5; Paul Johnson on Docker; Lars Dieckow on HTTP tricks, and some guy called Larry.
2014.12.30 in #180
Improving Devel::Cover Grant Completed
The full report of Paul Johnson on his grant and his work towards making Devel::Cover even more awesome than it was previously.
2016.03.31 in #245
Upping minimum version for Devel::Cover
Paul has difficulty testing Devel::Cover on older versions of Perl and thus he is raising the minimum required version of his module. He just wonders if anyone finds that problematic. I think there is a general issue of how much open source developers want to spend their time supporting code free of charge. What do you think?
2016.04.09 in #246
Happy 15th Birthday, Devel::Cover!
Paul first released Devel::Cover on 9th April 2001, the day after Perl 5.6.1 was released. Paul has been chief maintainer from then 'til now, but he also points out that 86 other people have contributed to it over the last 15 years.
2016.04.22 in #248
Half time at the Perl QA Hackathon 2016
As Paul puts it: 'A large part of the value of the QA hackathon is in the discussions that take place when people can sit together and thrash something out, or bounce ideas off each other.'
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