Tag: perlanet

  • Building Planets with Perlanet and GitHub

    Building Planets with Perlanet and GitHub

    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital…

  • Improvements to Planet Perl and Perlanet

    Improvements to Planet Perl and Perlanet

    This is a story of one of those nice incidents where something starts off simple, then spirals out of control for a while but, in the end, everyone wins. On Reddit, a few days ago, someone asked ‘Is there a “Planet Perl” with an RSS feed?’ and a few people replied, pointing out the existence…

  • Building a Perlanet Container

    Building a Perlanet Container

    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.…

  • Shaving Last.FM Yaks

    Shaving Last.FM Yaks

    Long-time readers might remember that I once had a bit of an obsession with aggregating web feeds on sites that I called “planets”. I wrote Perlanet to make this job easier and I registered the domain theplanetarium.org to host these planets. The planets I built were of varying levels of usefulness – but of all…

  • Evolving Software with Moose

    Evolving Software with Moose from Dave Cross Last night I was speaking at the Milton Keynes Perl Mongers technical meeting. I gave a new talk about how Moose (and, in particular, Moose traits) make Perlanet easier to maintain and enhance. The slides are available on Slideshare.