Category: CPAN

  • Deploying Dancer Apps

    Deploying Dancer Apps

    Over the last week or so, as a background task, I’ve been moving domains from an old server to a newer and rather cheaper server. As part of this work, I’ve been standardising the way I deploy web apps on the new server and I thought it might be interesting to share the approach I’m…

  • Mission (Almost) Accomplished

    Mission (Almost) Accomplished

    [This post might sound like I’m angry at people making it hard to make progress on some things. That’s not the case at all. I realise completely that people have limited time and they get to choose how they spend it. If people are too busy elsewhere or have moved on to other projects then…

  • Replacing CPAN RT

    Replacing 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…

  • Two New Modules

    Two New Modules

    There was a London Perl Mongers meeting at ZPG about ten days ago. I gave a short talk explaining why (and how) a republican like me came to be running a site about the Line of Succession to the British Throne. The meeting was great (as they always are) and I think my talk went well…

  • Yak Shaving with Aphra Behn

    Yak Shaving with Aphra Behn

    I have a few ideas for static web sites that I want to build. And, currently, the best place to host static web sites is, in my opinion, Github Pages. And if you’re hosting a site on Github Pages, everyone knows that the best tool to use is Jekyll. Or is it? I’ve tried to…