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The Annotated Lancaster Consensus

The official Lancaster Consensus document is on Github. This blog post is an annotated review of it. The Lancaster Consensus At the first Perl QA Hackathon in 2008 in Oslo, a number of QA and toolchain authors, maintainers and experts came together to agree on some common standards and practices. This became known as "The […]

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Perl QA hackathon 2013 wrapup

I've been back from the Perl QA 2013 hackathon for a few days and I'm probably overdue to write about the trip. I'm intimidated by last years writeup — I must have been feeling a lot peppier on the plane a year ago. I've also been busying writing up the notes from the "Lancaster Consensus" […]

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CPXXXAN is SexPAN

At the Perl QA Hackathon, I and others were constantly tripping over how to pronounce CPXXXAN — David Cantrell's family of platform-specific or Perl version-specific subsets of CPAN. Some people suggested we pronounce it "spandex" for some reason, but that's already a better fit for Chris Williams' CPANIDX modules. Only on the final night did […]

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How to mass-favorite modules on MetaCPAN

I love that MetaCPAN lets me "++" modules (distributions, really) to mark them as favorites, but going distribution by distribution to click things is not my idea of a good time. Time for laziness, impatience, hubris. Click favorites? No way! Let's automate that shit! (First, thanks to Moritz for giving me the pieces of the […]

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CPAN is for experimentation and I hope that never changes

This post is a response to Neil Bower's post Don't release experiments to CPAN. Neil, respectfully, I disagree. The huge success of CPAN is, I think, in large part because it encouraged experimentation and alternatives. Suggesting people upload elsewhere (Github) and have module installers use that just creates barriers to participation and barriers to participation […]

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