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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Thursday April 15, 2004
12:40 AM

Visiting Minneapolis

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I write this from my swank room in the most lux hotel in all of Minneapolis, the very elite home of Ken Williams. Includes free wireless access!

Talked to the Minneapolis mongers tonight about automated testing, and boy were they a lively group. I'm very glad I drove the 6+ hours to get up here.

AND we came up with a hell of a solution to the "I don't know what the good modules on CPAN" problem. Anyone who's got some freetime to help me out with a little web magic, drop me a line, please. It's something I want to make happen before raising awareness, lest the swarm of naysayers make a blather.

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  • What if the Web magic is in PHP? Are you language agnostic?

  • I was thinking that the FOAF spec might work for the CPAN ideas floated last night.

    See my blog entry [timbu.org] on the topic.

  • Here's another data point:

    Debian is already collecting and publishing information about which Perl modules (that there are Debian packages for) are installed and being used.

    You can see the results published here:
    http://popcon.debian.org/main/by_vote

    Search for "-perl" on the page to find Perl modules. It looks like DBI with MySQL lead the pack for being the most used.

    So, querying this data source, and others like it would be another way to compute kwalitee.