Category Archives: perl programming

A discussion of DBIx-Class governance and future development

Acting in my capacity as an administrator for PAUSE, I've been mediating a dispute over the future disposition of primary permissions for the DBIx::Class namespace on CPAN. I recently posted a message to the mailing list for DBIx::Class titled "IMPORTANT: A discussion of DBIC governance and future development". I am reprinting it in full below […]

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Comparison of Class::Tiny and Object::Simple

Yuki Kimoto recently posted about the latest release of Object::Simple, billed as "the simplest class builder". Since I've also written a "simple" OO framework called Class::Tiny, I thought I'd point out similarities and differences. (I'm not going to address Object::Simple's origins from or differences from Mojo::Base.) Similarities Single file, minimal dependencies Both Object::Simple and Class::Tiny […]

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Stand up and be counted: Annual MongoDB Developer Survey

If you use Perl and MongoDB, I need your help. Every year, we put out a survey to developers to find out what languages they use, what features they need, what problems they have, and so on. We have very few Perl responses. ☚ī¸ Be an ally! Take the MongoDB Developer Experience Survey.

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When RFCs attack: HTTP::Tiny is getting stricter

The problem with standards are that there are too many standards. When RFC-2616 – defining HTTP/1.1 – was updated, the IETF spread the details across six RFCs: RFC-7230 to RFC-7235. Most of the changes appear to be server side, but in some areas, particularly around header formatting, the rules are getting tighter. I was lucky […]

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Please test Path-Tiny-0.081-TRIAL

The latest development releases of Path::Tiny include this whopper in the Changes file: !!! INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES !!! The relative() method no longer uses File::Spec's buggy rel2abs method. The new Path::Tiny algorithm should be comparable and passes File::Spec rel2abs test cases, except that it correctly accounts for symlinks. For common use, you are not likely to […]

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