Wednesday, 24 March 2010

What's new In Perl?

What's new in perl slides from the March 2010 tech meet

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Git rampant Svk dormant "Famille de VCS"

Truly, as the shifty contortionist that is Git rises from the ashes of the SVN repository, there was light.

I'm breathing a breath of fresh, and far more familiar air, as we complete our move to Git.

Pretty coloured ascii branch trees surround me and their delicate fruit of commit refs that I can cherry pick make my mouth water with the lightweight logical payloads.

Mmm yummy

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Object methods

Never forget that the first argument of a method call is the object!!!

Sat there stupidly as I was only sending 2 parameters and getting 3!?!

First 2 both happened to be dbix::class result sets that had the method 'id'... duh

Hello mr head, meet ms table.

An interesting use of catalyst

I recently saw, in some production code, a catalyst application being used as a consumer for ActiveMQ.

Basically leveraging the power of the despatch model of Catalyst and it's testing 'Request' method to make an enormous switch statement pointing incoming messages to a relevant controller on the basis of which queue it had come in on.

All this complicated shiny hiding inside an Apache 1 web app!

Now that's an interesting workflow to track down :-).

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Hello world - post

I thought I'd finally get on this blogging train and start to evangelise not only the recent movement towards enlightened perl but also the great and wonderful ecosystem of open source software everywhere.

So this is just set out my mission - I should be posting in more depth soon :-)