[Chicago-talk] Perl gratitude, 2007
jeremy at marzhillstudios.com
Thu Nov 22 15:18:09 PST 2007
Things in Perl I'm thankful for,
Moose: finally an Object Oriented framework I don't mind using.
Catalyst: An web development framework that doesn't annoy me.
Chicago.pm: Finally get to meet some other perl folks I'm no longer an
On 11/22/07, Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:
> From http://perlbuzz.com/2007/11/perl-gratitude-2007.html
> Here in the US, it's Thanksgiving, a day of eating lots of food,
> watching football, and sometimes, just sometimes, expressing
> and giving thanks for those things that make life wonderful.
> Here are the things I'm grateful for in late 2007, in no particular
> order after the first.
> Google Code
> Google's project hosting service has been a godsend. It's changed
> the way I do open source projects. It has leapfrogged SourceForge
> ease of maintenance, and the bug tracker trumps RT for CPAN that
> we've been using for so long. Add that to the integration with
> Groups which makes it trivial to create mailing lists, and it's at
> tops of my list for 2007. I can't say enough good about it.
> The readers of Perlbuzz
> Eleven weeks ago, Skud and I started this little website called
> Perlbuzz as an alternative to the "more traditional outlets" for
> news in the Perl world. The response has been tremendous. We get 600
> RSS readers every day, and have had over 10,000 unique visitors in
> time. It makes me happy that our little venture is used and
> by the community.
> Test::Harness 3.0
> It's been over a year in the making, but the new version of the
> crucial Test::Harness 3.0 means more flexibility for module authors,
> and lots of UI improvements for people who just want to run prove
> make test.
> Mark Dominus
> MJD is so much a fixture in Perl it's easy to forget that he's
> For 2007, though, never mind all the things he's done for Perl in
> past, or the hours I've spent being enthralled in talks of his. His
> Universe Of Discourse blog is the single most intelligent blog
> there, and sometimes it just happens to be about Perl.
> Andy Armstrong
> Was Andy Armstrong always around, or did I just not notice? His time
> and dedication spent on climbing on board with Ovid and Schwern
> and the
> rest of the Test::Harness 3.0 crew has been invaluable in getting it
> out. Plus, he's a really swell guy anyway.
> Dave Hoover
> When I finally despaired of the amount of time and frustration it
> to organize content for Chicago.pm's Wheaton meetings, Dave
> stepped up and volunteered to take it over. I'm thankful, but not as
> much as I hope the other Chicago.pm folks are.
> I'm all about having the machine keep an eye out for the stupid
> we do, and the goodness of Perl::Critic is always impressive.
> won't like everything Perl::Critic says about your code, but
> that's OK.
> It's an entire framework for enforcing good Perl coding practices.
> The Perl Community in general
> The Perl community is populated by some tremendous folks. Some names
> are more known than others, but these people help make daily Perl
> better for me. In no particular order, I want to single out Pete
> Krawczyk, Kent Cowgill, Elliot Shank, Liz Cortell, Jason Crome,
> Sloman, Michael Schwern, Andy Armstrong, Ricardo Signes, Julian
> Jim Thomason, chromatic, Chris Dolan, Adam Kennedy, Josh McAdams
> and of
> course Kirrily Robert. If you think you should be on this list,
> probably right, and I just forgot.
> My wife, Amy Lester
> Because even if she doesn't understand this part of my life, she at
> least understands its importance to me.
> I'd love to hear back from any readers about what they're thankful
> I'm thinking about having a regular Perlbuzz "Love Letters to Perl"
> column where people write about what they love in Perl.
> 5. http://code.google.com/hosting/
> 6. http://rt.cpan.org/
> 7. http://perlbuzz.com/
> 8. http://search.cpan.org/dist/Test-Harness/
> 9. http://blog.plover.com/
> 10. http://chicago.pm.org/
> 11. http://perlcritic.tigris.org/
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