salva's Journal http://use.perl.org/~salva/journal/ salva's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:43:35+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 salva's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~salva/journal/ Madrid.pm technical meeting today http://use.perl.org/~salva/journal/36888?from=rss It is today at 7:30 pm in Barquillo 11, Madrid. <p>Diego Kuperman is going to talk about Moose and I am going to talk about advanced Perl sorting techniques and the Sort::Key modules. </p><p>Everybody is invited but the capacity is limited so get in touch with any of the group members first if you decide to come! </p><p>The details are <a href="http://madrid.kedin.es/event/5684/quedada-tecnica-de-los-perl-mongers-de-madrid">here</a> (in Spanish).</p> salva 2008-07-10T13:39:50+00:00 groups billion dollar usa corporations and policies http://use.perl.org/~salva/journal/36543?from=rss Last week I got a bug report for one of my modules and after investing a long time solving the problem I sent a new version of the module to the reporter for testing with a x.xx_xx version number. <p>I got the following reply: </p><p> <i>I was only permitted to install latest stable version. Company won't allow for unstable or development versions.</i> </p><p>That upset my a little because he was developing a new script, the full thing was unstable, so I told him the thing was ridiculous. </p><p>Today I have got a funny reply: </p><p><nobr> <wbr></nobr><i>...It is against our policy [and any large corporation for that matter] to install Developer Releases, unstable, beta, or test productions into a production environment. That is what I meant. I am sure you can understand the reason why a billion dollar corporation can't run software on a production system that are not official releases [it is just dumb policy but protects the company as well as myself]. Its not ridiculous, its understandable being a large usa company. </i></p><p><i>I was however able to install the development version in our test system once they created an account for me to install perl modules... </i> </p><p>So, apparently, they can not install unstable modules because they perform the development on the production boxes and only use the testing environment as a last resort! </p><p>Amazing, something is utterly wrong with this billion dollar usa corporation and its policies!!!</p> salva 2008-05-29T17:34:25+00:00 journal