Issue #273 - 2016-10-17 - Release candidates needing testing

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Once something has a lot of users, you need to be a lot more careful about your releases. One key tool is the release candidate: you put out a developer release and ask friendly developers to test it and let you know if there are any problems. No matter how thorough and diligent your testing, people and their data have a habit of doing things you never imagined.

So read on about people who need your help with testing their release candidates!

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Neil Bowers


CPAN News

What's new on CPAN - September 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David's monthly round-up of new modules released on CPAN in the previous month.

Next stable DBD::SQLite will be released in mid November Tweet Facebook Google+
by Kenichi Ishigaki (ISHIGAKI)

Ishigaki-san is planning the next stable release of DBD::SQLite in November. If you use SQLite and Perl, he'd appreciate you testing your code ahead of then.

MooX::LvalueAttribute - improved Tweet Facebook Google+
by Damien Krotkine (DAMS)

Damien has released a new version of his MooX::LvalueAttribute module, which lets you have lvalue accessors.

Dancer2 0.204000 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

A new table release of Dancer, the main features of which are improved configuration handling, and improved static content caching.

New release of Statocles blog engine Tweet Facebook Google+
by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug's released a new version of his static blogging engine, Statocles. If you're thinking of starting a blog, maybe take a look at this.


Perl 5

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: September 29th - October 10th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A relatively quiet week on P5P, given this summary.

Adventure with PVS C analyzer Tweet Facebook Google+

Dmitry tried PVS Studio, a static code analyser for C and friends, to check some of his C/XS code. He was pleasantly surprised, but your wallet might balk at the price.

Dokku - Your Tiny PaaS Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio introduces Dokku, a tiny platform-as-a-service, which aims to make it easy to deploy a single service on a machine. The example he presents is a simple Mojolicious app.

Linux Clocks Tweet Facebook Google+
by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew shows how he improved the logging of CPU usage at ZipRecruiter.


Perl 6

Perl6::Parser available for Perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jeff Goff (JGOFF)

Jeff's first release of a Perl 6 module for parsing Perl 6. As Jeff says, this might be handy for pretty printers, syntax highlighting, etc.

Hangman Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ken Youens-Clark (KCLARK)

Ken has been learning Haskell, and having written the Hangman game in Haskell, he then had a go at doing the same thing in Perl 6.

Release candidate for Rakudo Star 2016.10 Tweet Facebook Google+

If you use Rakudo Star, they'd appreciate any testing and feedback.


Testing

Test for expected warnings Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor shows how you can use Test::Warn to test your module for warnings you expect it to emit in certain situations.


Speaking

Deciding what to talk about Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The second of a series of posts, that aim to encourage people who've never given a talk to submit a proposal.

Improve your chances of survival at Job Interviews and Public Speaking Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Some tips on how to prepare yourself for speaking.


Grants

Tony Cook's Grant Report Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tony Cook (TONYC)

An update on work done by Tony under his grant for maintaining Perl 5.


Not Perl

I'm learning Rust! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

To help with learning Rust, Rik is implementing the examples from the classic Software Tools book in Rust.

5 reasons to finally learn design patterns Tweet Facebook Google+

Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson talk through 5 benefits of learning design patterns.

TDD: The Bad Parts Tweet Facebook Google+

A 30-minute talk on some problems you might hit with test-driven design.


Interview

Jan Henning Thorsen and Marcus Ramberg about Convos, the web-based IRC client Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Convos is built on Mojolicious. You can easily set up an in-house web-based chat system, without people even knowing they use the in-house IRC behind.



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