Testing with "latest"

Posted on Tue, 25 Feb 2014 in Development • Tagged with DevOps, Testing, Perl, Continuous Integration


A few months ago I gave a small talk at the Nordic Perl Workshop 2013, about a clever way of combining cpanm and local::lib to test your CPAN modules with the latest version of its dependencies.

I have a few perl modules on CPAN, which is mostly feature complete …

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Oracle Instaclient finally on OS X

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2013 in Technology • Tagged with Oracle, Instaclient, OS X, Perl, OCI


If you use OS X to develop anything that connects to Oracle, then today is a good day!

The Oracle 64 bit Instaclient is finally available in a non crashing version on OS X!

It only took 2 major OS X releases, and one major Oracle release1 for Oracle …

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Pick of the week: Prowl

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2009 in Pick of the week • Tagged with Apps, Growl, iPhone, Perl, Unix

ProwlThis weeks pick is another iPhone app by the name of Prowl. Prowl promises to bring Growl from your desktop to your iPhone. When I first heard about Prowl I thought that this was surely the stupidest app ever! - Why on earth would you want your Growl notifications on your …

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Beautiful Perl

Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2008 in Technology • Tagged with Conference, Perl

imageWhat a great conference! Great speakers and great people. I had tons of fun! A huge "Thank you!" goes to the organizers for making this a memorable event.

Can your wife do this?

Posted on Fri, 07 Mar 2008 in Personal • Tagged with CPAN, Perl, Wife

sm_perl_id_bk_wt.gifToday my wife got registered on PAUSE, which means she can now upload her own Perl modules on CPAN - She's even in the process of porting a Ruby on Rails app to Catalyst. Ain't she cool?

Happy Birthday Perl!

Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2007 in Technology • Tagged with Perl

sm_perl_id_bk_wt.gifRumor has it that this fine december day, Perl5Porters is giving us "Perl 5.10":http://search.cpan.org/dist/perl-5.10.0/, the best Perl 5 yet. I hope its true, because 5.10 contains loads of fun and useful new features! Well... Its still *very* early in the …

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