Posts by Yanick Champoux
The trick is simple: bundle all the files to be shared into a tarball called shared-files.tar.gz. As there is now only that one file, which name always remains the same, any new install is conveniently clobbering the old version.
To browse directories, I’m using the NERD Tree. But I also like to have a view where I can move files around in the listing, organize them in categories and hide a few of them. For that, there’s vim project. It’s cool, it’s nifty, it’s… almost what I want. Here’s the plan.
This experiment, I decided, would have the following goals: at its base it would have to be generic enough to be able to smoke any module, and provide the flexibility required to be easily extensible.
One of the items on the to-do list for Dancer 2 is to verify that most of the plugins already written for Dancer 1 will still work for Dancer 2. Well, I thought, that’s just like doing smoke testing for a small subset of Perl modules. How hard can it be? Lets get cracking…
Today, I had some bit of fun and created a micro-web service as a one-liner. But then I thought that using almost 70 characters for a web service was awfully long-winded. Surely there was a way to make our Dancer more efficient. But how? How about… by getting a MC involved?
I’ll not try to bamboozle you: diving into Moose’s metaclass system is not easy because playing with classes that beget classes is heady, confusing stuff. It often feels like trying to type by looking at the keyboard in a mirror. But once that dragon is tamed, it can do truly wonderful, terrible things…
One of the great joys of Perl and CPAN is how it allows you to stand on the shoulders of giants. By picking the right tools, applications that are not that trivial can be built in a matter of days, if not hours, and the goal of my little project of today is to demonstrate that very thing. So. Grab a helmet and put your mouth-piece on, for this time I aim at nothing else than to blow your mind to awestruck smithereens.
After a little bit more than two weeks of soaking without any issues (yay!), version 1.45_00 of DBD::Oracle has been promoted to general use as v1.46. And because some contributors have been very busy in the meantime, the next trial version, v1.47_00, is also already on its way to CPAN. This new version offers a few bug fixes (more details in the changelog excerpt below), as well as a rework of the platform-specific troubleshooting guides as POD documents. As usual, it’ll be left around for a minimum of two weeks before it gets promoted to v1.48. Happy upgrade!
Before I would dig into the mechanics under the hood of the hadoop beastie (which is the part, I assume, that is going to be heady as hell), I thought it would be a good idea to play a little bit with some of its applications to give me a feel for the lay of the land. Let’s have a look, shall we.