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
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… Continue reading Shaving Last.FM Yaks
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.
I’ve been teaching basic Moose in my training courses for several years now. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been slowly converting some of my CPAN modules to use Moose. But there are still bits of Moose that I haven’t really needed to get to grips with. One such area is Moose’s support for Traits.… Continue reading Learning About Traits
Sam Graham complains that since the Ironman feed switched to using Perlanet, the entries have been “mangled”. By that he means that in some cases any HTML in feed entries is lost. I think they’re running up against this bug in XML::Feed (which is one of the modules that Perlanet uses to process the feeds… Continue reading Ironman and XML::Feed