2011.08.11 in #3
The Game Crafter
2011.12.28 in #23
Plain Black is Hiring
I am not sure how many of you know Plain Black, that's the company behind WebGUI. JT Smith, the owner is the guy organizing YAPC::NA this year. (Yeah the one recommending us to visit the National Mustard Museum).
2011.12.31 in #23
National Mustard Museum
JT Smith continues with his daily post about the upcoming YAPC::NA. He even discovered the YAPC::NA mailing list so to cover everyone with news. He closed the year with a post about National Mustard Museum in Madison.
2012.01. in #24
Google+ Page for YAPC::NA
JT Smith announced the Google+ page I created for YAPC::NA. If you are interested in updates about the Perl conferences and Workshops in North America, put this page in your circles. I'll re-post the YAPC::NA blog and I'll also post other, related items and about the Perl Workshops in North America.
2012.01.11 in #25
JT Smith writes, that YAPC::NA is planning to allocated free booth space to Perl based Startup companies. If you are working for one of them, let your management know about this opportunity.
2012.04.16 in #39
YAPC::NA 2012 is going to be great. Nope, not because of all the...
I have not posted many of the daily blogs by JT Smith but this one is really cool. BTW I think almost all the tickets of YAPC::NA are already sold. So if you'd like to attend, hurry up.
2012.09.18 in #61
How debugging can lead to a bug - was Deep cloning
What started out as complain about Clone.pm not working properly lead to a discovery that the Data::Printer module which is supposed to be the best data visualization module on CPAN, actually mangles the data in $a and $b. Then the less, that I've been preaching for years: never use $a and $b outside of sort! Not even in simple examples!
2012.10.21 in #65
The Game Crafter allows you to build and publish your own board games.
2012.11.30 in #72
Designing Board Games With Perl
JT Smith, owner of both The Game Crafter and that of The Lacuna Expanse, you know, the open-source game, now explains how to build your own board game using Image::Magick.
2013.06.20 in #100
How Do I Keep My New Product Out Of My Employers IP
Are you working on a code-based business idea while still employed? Do you have a contract that say 'everything you make, even what you dream at night belongs to your employer'? JT Smith recommends a way out. Without quitting your job.
2013.06.22 in #100
Minimum Viable Product
.. and if you are already building a product, here is another advice from JT Smith which, IMHO goes very well with the Open Source mantra: Release early, release often.
2013.07.09 in #103
Perl Startups: Lacuna Expanse
Ovid interviewed JT Smith, creator of the Lacuna Expanse and a few other Perl-based businesses. The written interview covers both the architecture of web-based application, and answers the question 'Why did they use Perl?'
2013.08.07 in #107
Column Oriented Databases
I've heard about SQL and NoSQL but I think this is the first time I hear the expression 'Column Oriented Databases'. JT Smith writes that these are good for data warehousing or catalog app.
2013.09.28 in #114
JT Smith announces: a new release of the Perl wrapper for Firebase, the real-time web database, is out.
2013.10.31 in #119
Modular, Decoupled, Best Practiced, Well Designed, Bullshit
JT Smith suggests that making something work today is more important than 'doing it right'. Not everyone agrees with him.
2013.11.14 in #121
Windows Shell to Perl Program
JT Smith writes about the MadMongers meeting where they took a bat file (a Windows shell script) and converted it to a Perl script. It became much longer, so besides having fun, I am not sure what is the advantage here. Unless they plan to wrap some of the functionality in modules so they become reusable and then the actual script becomes short again.
2013.12.15 in #125
Build a start up!
Watch the first 2:20 minutes of the lightning talks from YAPC::NA in which JT Smith calls on you to build something. Build if for your own sake and for the sake of Perl.
2014.02.15 in #134
Stupid CPAN Tricks
Video of JT Smith's talk. And if those are stupid tricks, I guess we probably could all use a few more concussions in our lives.
2014.02.17 in #135
Never be afraid to change your design
JT Smith shows several stages in the design of space looks like in Lacuna Expanse.
2014.02.20 in #135
JT Smith implemented the Perl side of the iflychat web chat service so you can integrate it with your website.
2014.03.17 in #140
3 Entrepreneurs Turn Hobbies Into Business Success
American Express writing about 3 people including JT Smith, the creator of The Game Crafter, WebGUI, and Lacuna Expanse. (If you are wondering those are 3 hobbies, not hobbits, as I read at first.)
2014.11.13 in #173
Tour of Imager
Imager is a library to generate and manipulate 24 bit images. In these slides you'll see some nice images and how they were changed by JT Smith.
2014.11.19 in #174
Imager::Draw::Hexagon - Draw hexes easily using Imager
JT Smith (RIZEN) has released Imager::Draw::Hexagon. Given the name, you might be surprised to discover that it's for drawing hexagons using Imager.
2014.12.20 in #178
Implementing web data services
Michael McClennen gave a talk at MadMongers last week, about implementing web data services in Perl.
2015.01.25 in #183
I gave this talk about Automated Scoring Systems at MadMongers...
We can only surmise tha the talk auto-gave itself a 5 stars rating.
2015.03.07 in #189
Introduction to Mojolicious
A video of a talk given at Madison Perl Mongers.
2015.04.10 in #194
Using Amazon SES and SNS from Perl.
Pretty much what it says on the tin.
2015.04.23 in #196
A video of a talk about test-driven development.
2015.06.02 in #202
Using AngularJS with Perl backends
A presentation that JT gave to Madison Perl Mongers last month.
2015.07.27 in #210
Masking Images with Imager
A nice show'n'tell on how to transform a regular image in a hexagonal game tile using the module 'Imager'.
2015.09.12 in #216
Geocoding with Perl and Google Maps
A one hour video presentation on Geocoding, Gis, and Google Maps.
2015.09.20 in #217
Imaging effects with Perl
JT gave a talk on imaging effects in Perl using Imager. Duration: 52 minutes
2015.12.30 in #232
Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
I don't like the title, but I the responses from Liz are great and I hope we'll see more and more real-world problems solved with Perl 6 in a better way than in some of the other languages. I am especially looking at you 'threading made easy'. Oh and more comments on Reddit.
2016.01.10 in #233
Perl 6's Killer App - Async
A (legitimate) question peeps have about Perl 6 is "what are the differenciators with Perl 5?". Well, asynchronous programming is one. This blog entry argues why this is a big thing.
2016.02.21 in #239
Tabletop.Events Built On Perl
Tabletop.Events is a new convention management platform built using Perl and AngularJS. As its name suggest, it's mostly geared toward board game conventions, but its set of features also makes it quite capable of managing other kind of conventions and conferences.
2016.05.25 in #253
Complicated joins with DBIx::Class
search_related is a tool in DBIC that helps you build complex SQL requests.
2016.06.14 in #256
Missing Smart Match
JT laments the loss of smart match. It's only a short post, but read the comments.
2016.06.15 in #256
JT introduces his new SVG::Estimate module, which estimates the length of all vectors in an SVG file.
2017.01.03 in #285
Perl Adventure Series
JT and the MadMongers are going to create a video game from scratch as a learning exercise.
2017.01.25 in #288
Perl Adventure Series Part 2
JT's report from the second meeting of the group working on a game together.
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