Writing a CPAN module that talks to ChatGPT

ChatGPT code

ChatGPT exposes an API, but there’s no CPAN module for taking advantage of that. Let’s put that right (with help from ChatGPT)… Write a Perl CPAN module for connecting to a ChatGPT server To create a Perl CPAN module for connecting to a ChatGPT server, you will need to have Perl and the necessary dependencies… Continue reading Writing a CPAN module that talks to ChatGPT

Containers for Coverage

Test coverage

I’ve been building Docker containers again. And I think you’ll find this one a little more useful than the Perlanet one I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Several years ago I got into Travis CI and set up lots of my GitHub repos so they automatically ran the tests each time I committed… Continue reading Containers for Coverage

Not that PR, thanks

GitHub Workflow to reject PRs

It’s October. And that means that Hacktoberfest has started. If you can get four pull requests accepted on other people’s code repositories during October then you can win a t-shirt. In many ways, I think it’s a great idea. It encourages people to get involved in open source software. But in other ways, it can… Continue reading Not that PR, thanks

Building a Perlanet Container

Screenshot showing diff

I’m a dinosaur who still believes that web feeds are a pretty neat idea. I wrote and maintain perlanet (a Perl program for aggregating web feeds into a new feed – and building a web site based on that new feed) and I use it to build a few sites on topics I’m interested in.… Continue reading Building a Perlanet Container

Replacing CPAN RT

CPAN RT

[Update: the CPAN Request Tracker was saved. It’s now run by a new team of volunteers and none of my suggestions below are required.] Two weeks ago, we learned that the CPAN Request Tracker was closing down early next year. I proposed a plan that CPAN authors could follow to ensure that their users can… Continue reading Replacing CPAN RT