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Setting up a Perl Development Environment with plenv

This is a slightly modified copy of something I posted internally at work about setting up a development environment using plenv, which keeps your working Perl isolated from your system Perl. Many expert Perl developers already have some variation of this, but I'm posting it as a public service for people who've wanted this but […]

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Flaming people versus flaming code

I think the Perl community in general (perhaps like many open source communities) suffers from two interrelated flaws: (1) We think flaming someone's code is an acceptable or useful form of technical critique (2) We react to flames against our code as personal attacks When both occur, we have problems. Statements like "this code is […]

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The next Test::More might break fragile test modules

I recently submitted a patch for Test::More that improves subtest readability, but might break fragile test modules. As part of the pull-request discussion, I promised to blog about the change to warn people, so here it is. When Test::More added subtests (usable as of 0.96), the name of the subtest only appeared at the end […]

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Perl QA Hackathon 2014 Report

tl;dr → At the 2014 Perl QA hackathon in Lyon, I worked on PAUSE, Module::Metadata, version number semantics, Test::Harness, CPAN.pm, CPAN::Reporter, Dist::Zilla and more. Why do I love the QA hackathon? As I mentioned in my TPF grant application, the QA hackathon allows me to work in a concentrated way for several days on parts […]

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Why I finally joined Gittip and why you should, too

I was a Gittip skeptic. Heck, I still am. But I signed up anyway and I'll tell you why. But first, I want to talk about money and altruism. Most people contribute to open source for free. They don't do it for money. They do it for fun or self-satisfaction. The danger of offering money […]

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