Issue #160 - 2014-08-18 - Happy Belated CPAN Day!

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On August 15th CPAN Day, thanks to the endless promotion of Neil Bowers and others, the anniversary of the birth of CPAN was celebrated. The libations were true to form: over 775 releases were made by 107 authors. Flash in the pan? Beginning of a tradition? We'll have to wait until next year to find out. In the meantime, we can sit back, relax, and enjoy this tsunami of new releases. ~ `/anick


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Headlines

James Aitken (LoonyPandora) passed away

It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Dancer contributor and Perl community member James Aitken. For anybody wishing to help with the funeral costs, the link leads to a funding campaign.


Announcements

Specify the min perl version for your distribution

Neil Bowers points out the advantages of specifying the supported perl versions of your distributions.

perlprogramming.org

Gabor Szabo is the owner of the 'perlprogramming.org' domain, but doesn't really have a use for it. So he's asking if anybody is interested in taking over.

Type::Tiny 1.000000 Released

Type::Tiny is one of those keystone minimal implementation-distribution that found their way in almost everybody's toolbox. Toby Inkster announces proudly that it has now reached its v1.0 milestone.

PPI 1.218 has been released - bug fixes, speed optimizations, tests, doc improvements

Mithaldu let us know that a new version of PPI is out. It's faster, with more documentation, tests, and now live on GitHub!

Just uploaded App::multiwhich in observance of CPAN day

Sinan Unur releases App::multiwhich, a variation of the venerable 'which' command.

Announcing CPAN.io

BooK announces the arrival of a new CPAN site. It's still very new and very bare, but it might pay to come back and have a look at it in the upcoming weeks.


Articles

Quickly Check for Database Design Flaws

Database schemas are hard to get right. Ovid tries to help us along the way, and shares a quick checks that is likely to make some of its flaws come out of the woodwork.

Try Travis CI with your CPAN distributions

CPANTesters is the bee's knee, but recently we have seen the rise of Travis CI, a general-purpose testing service. Neil Bowers shows us here how to use it for Perl distributions.

A brief history of CPAN

Neil Bowers regales us with a break-neck recap of the last 20 years of CPAN.


Discussion

Creating an MMORPG in Perl

Ovid discusses at a high-level the challenges and intricacies that goes in writing a MMORPG.

Put your CPAN distributions on github

Neil Bowers makes the case for putting your CPAN distribution on GitHub.

Our Axis2 to Mojolicious Modernization

Richard Elberger discusses how he ported an application from Axis2 to Mojolicious.

The new Test::Builder - "Why?"

Lots of changes are coming to Test::Builder. Chad Granum explains their motivation here.

CPAN Day winner?

Now that the dust is settling on CPAN day, peoples are looking at the scoreboard of releases. Samuel Kaufman draws our attention on Ingy dot Net, who really went ALL out.


Code

Net::Gnats and GNU Gnats and Gnatsweb

Richard Elberger is the new maintainer of Net::Gnats, an interface to the GNU Gnats bug tracking system.

Finding Stuff In Your Local CPAN Mirror

Having it is only half the battle: one has to also be able to find it. Mike Greb shares his tricks to find what he's looking for in a local CPAN mirror.

Splitting a Catalyst App and recombining it with Plack::Builder

So your little Catalyst application is not so little anymore, and it has reached a size where it becomes unwieldy and should be fragmented in smaller, separate parts. Dave Wood has been there, and tells us how he proceeded.


Slides

Uploading Your First Module to CPAN

The slides of brian d foy's talk at the August meeting of Chicago.pm.


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