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Will CPAN Testers keep doubling every year?

A little over a year ago, the CPAN Testers 2.0 beta went live. The new "Metabase" server started accepting reports by web submission instead of the previous method of email-based reports. In the April CPAN Testers Summary, Barbie noted that CPAN Testers has nearly reached 12 million reports submitted. I was recently looking at some […]

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CPAN Testers Metabase back online

I'm pleased to say that after weathering Amazon's EC2 outage, I've got the CPAN Testers Metabase server back online and accepting reports. If you've been building up a backlog, please throttle your uploads. I apologize for the interruption. Over the next month or two, I'll be making some changes to make sure that CPAN Testers […]

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How to join the CPAN Testers 2.0 Public Beta

In case you missed the recent launch announcement, CPAN Testers 2.0 is live and the email mailing list used to submit CT 1.0 reports will be shut down around August 31, 2010. I consider this the start of the "public beta" period for CT 2.0. Most of the beta testers so far have been experienced […]

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CPAN Testers 2.0 beta test update

This is just a quick update to say that the beta has been going pretty well, with recent efforts focused on stress testing and some optimization. One change was that I've added some authentication query caching (thank you memcached!) to speed up high volume submissions. Apocalypse then helpfully batched several thousand reports and tried to […]

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CPAN Testers 2.0 beta reset

By posting about progress with the CPAN Testers beta, I was tempting fate. I recently found a bug in how facts were being stored and hit a wall of problems trying to fix it up. The net result was that the server stopped taking new reports. Whoops! Well, that's why I get to call it […]

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