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

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

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

by Damien Krotkine (DAMS)

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

Dancer2 0.204000

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

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

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A relatively quiet week on P5P, given this summary.

Adventure with PVS C analyzer

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

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

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

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

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

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


Testing

Test for expected warnings

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

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.


Grants

Tony Cook's Grant Report

by Tony Cook (TONYC)

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


Not Perl

I'm learning Rust!

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

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

TDD: The Bad Parts

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

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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