githubFor many of us, the holiday season is approaching. The Advent calendars will be kicking off soon, which is great. If you're into blogging, I'm sure there are some calendars which may still be looking for articles. However, if you're looking to push some code, let me point out 24pullrequests.com The idea is that you send one pull request per day for 24 days.
There are two ways for you to contribute. Read More...We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes on MetaCPAN lately and we've come to the realization that we needed some private repository hosting. In the past, we've reached out to companies where we had contacts, and they've been happy to help. Last night, I wondered if anyone on Twitter would be able to help us out. That was at 11:17 PM EST. By 12:27 AM Johannes Plunien had forwarded my request to a real, live GitHubber and by 9:32 AM we had our Github-sponsored account. Read More...24pullrequests.com takes the spirit of the Advent coding calendar and puts a new spin on it. Try to send one pull request per day for the next 24 days and 24pullrequests.com will help you track your progress. At the time of writing, 1,224 devs have already signed up.
Some Perl projects are already represented, but there's still room for more. It would be good to see some more Perl projects on the list for participating Perl devs who are looking for something to contribute to. Read More...If you've played with Gitpan at all, you probably have an idea of how cool this project is. The idea behind Gitpan is to take all of CPAN and make it available as Git repositories which are tagged by release. It's a great idea. It makes it trivial for Github (and Git users in general) to create patches for modules which don't already exist in a public Git repo. It's also useful in the case where the original Git repositories for modules on CPAN may no longer easily be found online. Read More...Last week I posted an article on how CPAN authors could expand their profiles on metacpan.org. Since then there has been so much activity that I thought a quick recap would be in order. I'm not covering all activity, so my apologies to anyone whose efforts have not been replayed here.
At the time of the article, 91 authors had logged in to MetaCPAN and updated their profiles. That number after one week is 240. Read More...