Archive for October, 2017

Automated testing on Windows with AppVeyor

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

Automated testing on Windows with AppVeyor AppVeyor is a continuous integration service similar to Travis CI, just on Windows. If you have a Perl module on GitHub, it’s not that hard to have it run tests automatically on Windows; it’s just not well documented.

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Introducing the PAUSE Operating Model

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

Introducing the PAUSE Operating Model At the Toolchain Summit this year, one of the discussion sessions was to reflect on how the DBIx::Class ownership conflict was handled. We didn’t only discuss DBIx::Class, but how a range of other situations were handled. One of the outcomes of that session was a request that the PAUSE admins […]

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Fixing Legacy Perl Functions With Decorators

Posted on October 21, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Fixing Legacy Perl Functions With Decorators Function decorators give us a way to modify a function’s behaviour without changing its source. This is useful in changing the behaviour of complex or legacy functions that you don’t want to touch. Although perl does not have a built-in syntax for creating or using decorators, typeglob manipulations are […]

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Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs

Posted on October 19, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs The goal of this article to to provide a historical context of how JavaScript tools have evolved to what they are today in 2017. We’ll start from the beginning and build an example website like the dinosaurs did — no tools, just plain HTML and JavaScript. Then we’ll introduce different tools incrementally […]

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Using GitHub for free Javascript and CSS hosting

Posted on October 17, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

rawgit.com When you request certain types of files (like JavaScript, CSS, or HTML) from raw.githubusercontent.com or gist.githubusercontent.com, GitHub serves them with a Content-Type header set to text/plain. As a result, most modern browsers won’t actually interpret these files as JavaScript, CSS, or HTML and will instead just display them as text. RawGit acts as a […]

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Docker based Continuous Integration for perl projects

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

Docker based Continuous Integration for perl projects Continuous Integration for Perl using Shippable and Docker from a Github or BitBucket repo.

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