what the heck is GVf_IMPORTED?

October 21, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

I was happy to learn about this bizarre flag in Perl, even though it took a lot of aggravation to learn it.

finally started using dzil new

October 20, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Ages ago, I got a lot of requests for a way to let Dist::Zilla create new dists. Creating a useful command for doing that became part of the TPF grant work that I did, and dzil new started to work in May. By June, it reached the state itโ€™s been in for months now, which seemed pretty good โ€“ but I didnโ€™t really know, because I wasnโ€™t using it.

Throwable::X: common behavior for thrown exceptions

October 19, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

When I first wrote about Test::Routine, I said it was a way of building a replacement for Test::Class that relied on Moose for all of its class composition. I compared it to replacing Exception::Class with Throwable, which let me get rid of a lot of features that were oriented toward building classes, and which were different from and inferior to those provided by Moose.

Test::Routine interface change

October 19, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Iโ€™ve been trying to learn more about different patterns people use while writing test code, and to make sure that Test::Routine accomodates them all fairly easily. So far, Iโ€™m happy with it, but Iโ€™ve had a few changes Iโ€™ve made. So far, only one is intended to be user visible. From now on, instead of writing:

Test::Routine: composable units of assertion

September 30, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Test::Routine is a new system for building reusable hunks of tests that can be written quickly as one-offs, broken into modules for reuse, and that can use the large existing set of Test:: libraries from the CPAN. It implements as few features as possible and instead tries to let you use Mooseโ€™s extensive and commonly-used object system to get things done.

a new release of Test::Deep

September 29, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Fergal Daly wrote one of the most fantastically useful testing modules on the CPAN, Test::Deep. If you donโ€™t use it, you really should. Itโ€™s very powerful and very easy to use. Fergal has decided that he can no longer promise enough time to Test::Deep maintenance, and Iโ€™m pleased to report that I have accepted responsibility.

our new media box

July 29, 2010  โš™๏ธ

Last week, I was at OSCON. I have to write a lot more about that whole experience. For now, itโ€™s only relevant because it mean that when my Popbox arrived, I wasnโ€™t home. I checked some of the reviews and they were bad. Like, shockingly bad.

more "security question" stupidity

June 27, 2010  ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿคค

I just needed to create a Yahoo! account for someone who wanted to be able to access some of my photos. This required creating security questions and answers, and as usual the questions available to pick from were really awful. It just got stupider, though, when I tried to pick answers that I would be able to remember. (Many security questions are horrible because their answers change over time.)