Monthly Archives: May 2009

CPAN Testers supports Perl programming

Some recent articles point out some methodology flaws in the TIOBE index of programming languages and suggest the Perl community act to promote Perl: Perl is not going away TIOBE or not TIOBE – “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” TIOBE Index is being gamed SuperCollider Programming I just want to point out a couple ways that the […]

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Perl version number puzzles

I'm working on a longer article about version numbers in Perl, why there are now so many ways to screw them up, and some recommendations.  In the meantime, I realized that some of my examples for that article might be a fun puzzle for others with some curiosity and time to kill. Format Each puzzle […]

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Time for second edition Perl Best Practices?

I just noticed that Perl Best Practices is copyright 2005.  When it came out, I thought it showed a professional side to Perl programming, a side that is more than just line noise and slapped-together glue scripts. I remember someone's review more or less said that it was something that you could show your boss […]

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May 2009 Perl Seminar NY talks online

I'm coming up on my Iron Man deadline, so this short post will have to do while I work on two or three drafts of longer articles. On Tuesday, I gave two talks at Perl Seminar NY -- which, for TIOBE's sake, is about Perl programming.  This was the last Perl Seminar for the 2008-2009 […]

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Kitty Hawk moment for CPAN Testers 2.0

It flies! Not far, not well, and it isn't ready for passengers, but over the weekend I was able to get CPAN Testers 2.0 off the ground for a few brief moments. When I  wrote about the Perl QA hackathon, I mentioned that I had been able to take saved CPAN Testers reports and inject […]

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