MetaCPAN

Announcing meta::hack

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Every so often, someone asks if they can donate money to MetaCPAN. I usually direct them to CPAN Testers, since (due to our generous hosting sponsors) we’ve generally not had a need for money. You can probably see where I’m going with this. Times have changed. We’re no longer turning financial sponsors away. Back at the QA Hackathon in Rugby, we had a great group of hackers together and we got a lot of work done. Read More...

How to Get a CPAN Module Download URL

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Every so often you find yourself requiring the download URL for a CPAN module. You can use the MetaCPAN API to do this quite easily, but depending on your use case, you may not be able to do this in a single query. Well, that’s actually not entirely true. Now that we have v1 of the MetaCPAN API deployed, you can test out the shiny new (experimental) download_url endpoint. This was an endpoint added by Clinton Gormley at the QA Hackathon in Berlin. Read More...

MetaCPAN at the 2016 Perl QA Hackathon

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Before I start, I’d like to thank our sponsors This year I once again had the pleasure of attending my 4th Perl QA Hackathon. Before I get into any details, I’d like to thank the organizers: Neil Bowers, Barbie and JJ Allen. They did a fantastic job. It was a very well organized event and really a lot of fun. It was well worth attending and it made a huge difference to the MetaCPAN project. Read More...

How I Spent my 2015 NY.pm Hackathon

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On May 2, 2015 I had the pleasure of attending the NY.pm hackathon, which was hosted at the Bloomberg tower in Manhattan. I was privileged to be one of 5 developers to have their travel and hotel sponsored by Bloomberg L.P. This made attending the event very easy for me. Basically all I had to do was show up at the airport and the rest was taken care of for me! Read More...

I’ll be at the 2015 New York Perl Hackathon

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I’m happy to say that I’ll be participating in the 2015 New York Perl Hackathon. I’d like to thank Bloomberg, L.P. for sponsoring me so that I can attend this event. While I’m at the hackathon, I hope to continue my work on MetaCPAN as I did at the QA Hackathon one week ago. I’ve put together a list of possible MetaCPAN projects. If anyone would like to take on any of these projects, feel free to get in touch with me in advance if you have any questions on what might be involved with any of these proposals. Read More...

How I Spent My 2015 Perl QA Hackathon

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One week ago I was in Berlin at the Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon (QAH), happily hacking away on MetaCPAN. Today I’ll summarize the good, the bad and the ugly about my time in Berlin. Spoiler alert: it was all good. This was the third year that I’ve been able to attend the QAH. I was previously in Paris and Lyon. From my past years, I knew that I’d have some serious time to put my head down and get some work done. Read More...