Posts by Yanick Champoux

Git::CPAN::Patch now detect repositories

Git::CPAN::Patch could already seed a local repository with the latest distribution of a module, or its whole BackPAN history, or its GitPAN mirror. But with version 0.7.0, it can now go straight for the meat and clone the distribution’s officil git repository, provided that it’s specified in its META.json or META.yml. Please allow me to demonstrate:

New & Improved: MooseX::Role::BuildInstanceOf

Okay, so MooseX::Role::BuildInstanceOf is not one of my modules. And while I submited the patch, the feature itself was born out of fREW’s DBIx::Class::DeploymentHandler. So, in all this, my role was at best to be the pollinator agent between two beautiful flowers. But, hey, it’s not like a little bit of noise is going to hurt any of the involved parties, sooo… let’s see what the buzz’s about.

Taming Pod::Weaver, part 2

In our last episode, we began our journey into the wonderful and only slightly scary world of Pod::Weaver. By the end of the blog entry, we victorously managed to, hum, mimic perldoc -u. Not terribly impressive, maybe, but a necessary baseline for the upcoming niftiness. Niftiness that begins with today’s installment, as we are going to take a closer look at all the Pod::Weaver gnomes and fairies that we can enlist to help create our POD.

Taming Pod::Weaver

Pod::Weaver, which does to POD what Dist::Zilla does to distribution files, is all that, only moreso. But it feels so powerful, holds so much promises to make my life easier once I manage to master it, that I won’t let the steep learning curve deter me. I’ll climb down my brain bicycle, and push it up that hill. And I’ll provide a running (well, walking slowly) commentary as I go along, in the hope that it’ll help other peeps who might want to venture is those exciting yet dark waters. Okay. Enough preamble. Let’s get cracking.

Going Postal (with Dancer)

The Dancer plugin mechanism primary aims to provide a way to encapsulate pieces of functionality that can be re-used by different applications. But, it’s so light-weight and handy, that’s it’s easy to also use it to encapsulate parts of the application itself. In that way, it’s very reminescent of the concept of role. Let’s look at this example.

The DBD-Quest of Unknown Kadath

I already aluded to the fact in a few posts already, but just to make it a wee bit more public: a few weeks ago, someone had a lapse of common sense and knighted me Maintainer of DBD::Oracle. mouahahaha *ahem* I mean, I’m honored to be allowed to at the wheel of what is one of the most venerable battleships of the CPAN armada, and hereby swear to serve her at the best of my abilities.

Bandying Tickets from RT to GitHub Issues

As the new maintainer of DBD::Oracle, I’m trying to wrap my head around the 32 tickets currently open against it. Many tickets are platform-dependent, or appear for a specific version of Oracle. It would be fantastic to be able to tag the different tickets with those details, but alas CPAN’s RT doesn’t have tags..Fortunately, with the help of RT::Client::REST and Net::GitHub, it’s quite easy to export our tickets.

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