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Re: Finding a module to work on

by samtregar (Abbot)
on Oct 18, 2007 at 19:19 UTC ( #645826=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Finding a module to work on

You might enjoy working on XML::Validator::Schema. It has a few nice properties as a learning project:

  • It was coded originally using test-driven development, so there's lots of good tests and a decent harness for adding more. If you break it, you'll know.
  • It's meant to implement a published, stable spec. You won't need any creativity to find more stuff to do and you'll have a great source of test cases.
  • People are begging for more features and will shower you with praise when you deliver them.
  • You'll get to put some buzz-words on your resume - hot ones like XML, XML Schema, SAX, etc.

-sam


Comment on Re: Finding a module to work on
Re^2: Finding a module to work on
by dry_green_tea (Sexton) on Oct 21, 2007 at 13:02 UTC
    i wouldn't mind working on this myself. :-) Where do you suggest i begin?
      Great! I'd start by picking a small feature from the spec that XML::Validator::Schema doesn't support - some detail in the simple type system perhaps. First write a test case that fails, then implement the code necessary to get the test passing.

      -sam

        Thanks! i'll get on to that as soon as i can. -- Alexis.

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