Issue #249 - 2016-05-02 - The QA Hackathon happened

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The QA Hackathon was last weekend, and as a result there have been a lot of blog posts about it this week. Lots gets done at the QAH, and everyone is encouraged to blog about it, to make clear the value of it both to the sponsors (without whom the QAH couldn't happen) and to the Perl community.

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QA Hackathon

The QA Hackathon 2016 was a great success! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

If you only read one blog post about the QAH, it should probably be this one, which tries to give a flavour of what happened.

JBERGER: My Perl QA Hackathon 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel's report on what he did at the QAH.

ANDK: QA Hackathon in Rugby, Warwickshire, 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andreas König (ANDK)

As ever, Andreas seemed to be everywhere with everyone at the QAH. This is his report.

ISHIGAKI: QA Hackathon 2016 in Rugby Tweet Facebook Google+
by Kenichi Ishigaki (ISHIGAKI)

Ishigaki-san continued his work from last year to port PAUSE over to Plack. He also provided a bridge to some Japanese Perl hackers, including MAKAMAKA.

NEWELLC: Perl QA Hackathon report Tweet Facebook Google+

Colin's report on the work he did at the QAH, related to PAUSE permissions.

MetaCPAN at the 2016 Perl QA Hackathon Tweet Facebook Google+
by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

There was a whole MetaCPAN section at the QAH this year, which grew as the weekend went on. This is Olaf's summary of what they got done.

RENORMALIST: Perl QA Hackathon report - part 1: Perl::Formance Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steffen Schwigon (SCHWIGON)

Just one of Steffen's reports on the QAH (see them all here). He worked on benchmarking of Perl 5, amongst other things.

XSAWYERX: My first QAH (QA Hackathon) Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

This was Sawyer's first QAH, and given that he was strapped down and made to take on the Pumpking role for Perl 5, he may not go again!

BOOK: My Perl QA Hackathon 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

He didn't wear the expected number of pink shirts at the QA Hackathon, but I did see at least one. He's a friend, which is why I'm allowed to mock him rather than talk about the useful things he did.

The Intern: Perl QA Hackathon 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Oriol Soriano (UREE)

This year we tried an experiment: Oriol came as The QAH Intern. He joined a number of discussions, but joined Barbie and Doug Bell working on CPAN Testers for most of the time. I hope we get as good an intern next year!


The end of modulelist permissions Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The module list permissions in PAUSE (the 'm' case in 06perms.txt) have now all been removed, simplifying the permissions model for PAUSE.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: April 14th-27th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Two weekly summaries for the price of one!

Android App with the Perl5 to Java compiler Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flávio Glock (FGLOCK)

An update from Flávio on his Perl 5 to Java compiler.

Perl 6

Refactoring and torture Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

It seems there really is no such thing as too much information about call frames!

Perl 6: The S/// Operator Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (Pete Evstratov) (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix compares Perl's S/// operator to Perl's s/// relative.

Need Perl6 modules on Windows then use Zef Tweet Facebook Google+
by Charlie Gonzalez (ITCHARLIE)

Charlie has a tip for people wanting to do some Perl 6 on Windows.

Extra-Typical Perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (Pete Evstratov) (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix shows some of the ways you can extend core types in Perl 6.


Reflections on Test2 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

One of the big topics at the QAH was Test2, and the way forward. This is a gnarly issue, and no decision was ever going to satisfy everyone. But the Test2 group, led by Chad Granum, worked hard to find the best solution. Joel summarises the story so far.


Stand up and be counted: Annual MongoDB Developer Survey Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

If you use Perl and MongoDB, David need your help: please fill in the MongoDB developer experience survey.


Training in Cluj – The Poll Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave wants to know what training courses people are interested in for YAPC::EU this year.

Alpine Perl Workshop 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+

This year, Austrian and Swiss Perl Monger groups join forces to host the first Alpine Perl Workshop, taking place at the University of Innsbruck on 2nd and 3rd September 2016 (that’s a week after YAPC::Europe). They're looking for talks on Perl and other interesting things.


Automating Deployments: Stage 2: Uploading Tweet Facebook Google+
by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz continues his series on automating deployments.

My Workflow for Building Distros Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ron Savage (RSAVAGE)

Ron Savage shares how he releases his CPAN distributions.

Perl Maven Articles


Overview of current maintainer fails Tweet Facebook Google+
by Reini Urban (RURBAN)

I thought twice about including this, since (a) it's not constructive, (b) contains personal attacks, and (c) has a number of inaccuracies. But Perl Weekly seeks to reflect what's being discussed in the world of Perl, so here it is. Reini lists a number of core modules he claims are no longer maintained. But at the QA Hackathon I know that JSON::PP, Pod::Simple, ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Devel::PPPort, and Test-Simple were all worked on, and possibly more.

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