“Watching live coding is strangely intriguing…”
I cannot locate the exact resource and therefore I cannot reference it or make sure that the quote is correct, but the thing that caught my attention was something along the lines of the above quote, which I read somewhere online. I had heard about live coding streams in different fora, it sparked my curiosity and decided to check it out.
I decided to watch Suz Hinton (@noopkat) after reading Lessons from my first year of live coding on Twitch and hearing an interview with her on the podcast Hansel Minutes.
Some time ago I changed my title to Product Manager. For many years I have worked as a developer and later team-lead for a development team, so this was an interesting change.
Working as a team-lead had slowly removed me from actual day to day coding, doing more and more human-resources related tasks and meetings. So when it was suggested to me to play a more active role in the software development, without the team responsibilities I accepted. The only requirement, which was presented to me in my new role was:
– Use your knowledge and know-how to continuously support…
I have recently released the Perl distribution Test::Timer 2.09, the last release I blogged about was 2.00 — a lot has happened in regard to stabilisation. Attempts at making some minor improvements resulted in tests failing and a long road to get things stable again.
2.09 is a culmination of a lot of releases aiming at getting stability for the tests run by CPAN-testers. I think I have succeeded as you can read from the test reports, with 361 passes and 1 fail (at the time of writing)
So lets revisit the changes and releases:
2.01 2017-06-12 Bug fix release…
I have been using and creating open source software for a long time, I am however of the opinion that I never really have contributed anything of significance. Yes, bug reports, your occasional PR — are all important, but I have never ever contributed to anything where the project was high profile or it was a bigger project or system, with many contributors or an organisation behind it.
Hacktoberfest 2017 is over.
This is the second year I participate. The event unfortunately collided with two conferences and a serious deadline at work, so I was not able to contribute as much as I would have liked to. I know this is only my second year, but it seems to be an emerging pattern, since I always seems incredibly busy around this time of year.
Anyway here is a list of my contributions.
Patch to Crypt::OpenSSL::PKCS12. We use this component at work. I did not expect this to count, but I created a PR in October, so it counted…
I have just attended my first ever DockerCon, I was so lucky, the conference was taking place in my hometown — Copenhagen.
It was quite awesome, I have recently attended GOTO Copenhagen at the same venue, but DockerCon was a lot bigger, with more many tracks, sessions, exhibitors and of course attendees. I have attended tool focused tech conferences before, but primarily conferences, but this reminded me of OSCON.
About attendees DockerCon did something very cool. By facilitating a hallway track, where you could either invite other users or see what other users wanted to talk about and then make…
With GitHub’s recent promotion of their topics and discoverability of open source repositories via GitHub Explore — it was with some disappointment I was unable to spot Perl. I contacted GitHub via Twitter and they informed me, that Perl was already a topic and I found out that it was simply not listed in GitHub Explore.
GitHub Explore is “Community-curated topic pages on GitHub” and is accessible as a repository. So I cloned it and started to on defining an entry for Perl 5.
Following some of all the cool developers on twitter, GitHub, blogs etc. I fell over EditorConfig. The homepage of the project boldly stated:
EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems. …
The Copenhagen edition of the GOTO conference have come to an end. I was able to attend 2 of the 3 days scheduled. I decided beforehand not to sign up for any tutorials since I new it would be difficult to take so much time away from work assignments. As anticipated I ended up having to skip the Tuesday sessions due to work priorities and constraints. I am glad that the conference is in Copenhagen, but perhaps going abroad would mean less interference, then again I would probably be caught in some hotel room doing Skype sessions.
When it it…
Received some feedback on release 1.00 of Test::Timer, this has resulted in further improvements and release 2.00.
The diagnostics of failing tests using Test::Timer, now also presents the actual execution time observed.
Next goal of the next feature release, is to handle higher resolution than seconds. In the mean time a release with improved documentation is planned to go out.
Until next Timer — release, take care
Originally published at lastmover.wordpress.com on June 6, 2017.