I dont know what it is, but whenever I get outdoors and start working with the soil and tilling earth and making compost, and hearing the wind run through the trees and putting plants in the ground, I really feel like who I am.
Maybe one day I will retire and have a garden and a few cows.
Me and another developer were discussing the fact that the SEE ALSO
section of CPAN modules is often lacking, sometimes due to ignorance
and other times due to arrogance.I have created a few such documents
One of them is a list of lazy loaders and the other is a list of
We were trying to come up with some ways to make this data available
and browseable to others.
I figured as long as the data was in a sqlite database, that people
could develop web and text interfaces as they pleased.
I banged and thrashed around a bit to learn some Haskell. I started with "Gentle Introduction to Haskell" and then "YAHT - Yet another Haskell Tutorial", but I wish I had started with "Algorithms: A Functional Programming Approach" by Rabhi and Lapalme.
This is a great book.
The Month in Perl Software Design
Overview of topics discussed on the Perl Software::Design mailing list in the months of November and December 2004.
HTML::Seamstress Design Dilemma
Whether or not to use compiler hints to drive the HTML methodmaking capacity of the HTML::Seamstress manpage.
Whether or not to use explicit getter/setter notion for method names.
Inversion of Control and DBI
How to create IOC containers for the extended information needed with DBI.
The Design of the Querylet SQL Report Writer tool
Two Alternate Approaches to Mixin Functionality
the Class::MixinFactory manpage by Simon Cavaletto is a new module offering another approach to handling the problems inherent in multiple inheritance. The module lists other approaches such as delegation and then shows the utility of __MODULE__ in solving said problems.
Brannon responds with working functional and protoype-based object solutions which cover the apparent functionality of __MODULE__. Cavaletto assesses.
Stosberg discusses plugins in the context of CGI::Application::Plugin::*. Cavaletto evaluates.
Test coverage in Java
Plans for a Software::Design CPAN-based Magazine
Discussed at length then rejeected.
Short-circuting method chains
Method chaining is attractive but what about exceptions thrown in the middle of the chain?
Code and block size as complexity metrics
Presented at Usenix, Trey Harris discusses the motivation and design of his module design to support resumable, point-checking, verbose, robust scripting in Perl.
The Perl Software::Design mailing list is available from a number of sources:
Here are the mailing list archives to give you an idea of the content:
Anyway, if anyone knows of anything anywhere in the US, please have them get in touch with me, my resume is here and I should add to it: I am the official maintainer of the soon-to-be-released http://dbi.perl.org website.