Archive for April, 2017

Exploring Inline::C (Generating primes)

Posted on April 30, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Exploring Inline::C (Generating primes) I set out to figure out how to use Inline::C today, and thought I’d share the experience from the perspective of someone who was using Inline::C for the first time.

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Dist::Zilla on Travis CI

Posted on April 24, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla on Travis CI With Dist::Zilla (dzil), testing Perl projects on Travis CI can be a bit tricky. Here’s my approach.

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Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies

Posted on April 23, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies In this article, we’ll cover the different types of dependencies and how you combine these with the phases (described in the previous article) to specify the dependencies (or prereqs) for your CPAN distribution. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency phases in CPAN distribution […]

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Version numbers should be boring

Posted on April 12, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Version numbers should be boring Unfortunately, version numbers in Perl aren’t boring and easy. Instead, they are complicated and confusing. Every Perl programmer needs to understand at least some of this complexity. Otherwise, you can make life difficult for yourself or others without realizing it.

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The meaning of version 0.x versus 1.x

Posted on April 12, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

The meaning of version 0.x versus 1.x If the first release of your CPAN module has version 0.01, then when should you release version 1.00, and what does that signify? For a good while now I’ve kinda of read 0.x as “I’m still kicking things around”, and you go to 1.x when things have settled […]

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Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata In this article I’ll drill into more detail at one critical component of a distribution’s metadata: dependencies, also known as prerequisites (usually shortened to “prereqs”). This is how you specify other CPAN modules that your distribution depends on. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency […]

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Better SQL tracing with DBIx::Class

Posted on April 6, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Better SQL tracing with DBIx::Class I’ve been trying to track down some SQL issues with Tau Station and to be honest, I’ve never been terribly happy with the output from the DBIx::Class DBIC_TRACE or the DBI DBI_TRACE. So I have something better.

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An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata

Posted on April 3, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata All CPAN releases (these days) include a metadata file which has information about the distribution. It can be used by tools like CPAN clients (when installing modules), but it’s also helpful for other tool writers, and people analysing the structure of CPAN. The metadata file will be called META.yml […]

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