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
I can be a bit of a lazy open source author at times. I love it when someone improves my code and then just emails me patches. I love it even more now that I’m using Github so that people can just fork my code and send me pull requests. That happened over the weekend.… Continue reading Perlanet Improvements