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Re^4: using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff?

by jfroebe (Parson)
on Oct 15, 2004 at 21:35 UTC ( #399675=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff?
in thread using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff?

nearly all of the modules I make are for work where they own the code. I've started the process of getting some of the modules (the ones where the code is not site or business specific) released to CPAN (red tape) but can't promise or predict if those will ever be released. What I do on my own time and equipment is mine as long as it isn't for work.. (I've been working on a TiVo Media Server written in Perl)

No one has seen what you have seen, and until that happens, we're all going to think that you're nuts. - Jack O'Neil, Stargate SG-1

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Re^5: using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff?
by stvn (Monsignor) on Oct 15, 2004 at 21:43 UTC
    I've started the process of getting some of the modules (the ones where the code is not site or business specific) released to CPAN (red tape) but can't promise or predict if those will ever be released.

    I know the feeling, red tape can be seriously annoying (not to mention soul sucking). Fortunately my current boss sees the value in open sourcing modules to CPAN, especially since we utilize CPAN so heavily ourselves. If you utilize CPAN at your work as well, you might try that argument as well. After all, giving back the community only helps to strengthen it, and that helps everyone involed including your boss/job/coworkers/etc.

    -stvn

      that argument is also has faults: some managers might see that as giving aid to the company's competitors. So, we must tread lightly... :-/

      No one has seen what you have seen, and until that happens, we're all going to think that you're nuts. - Jack O'Neil, Stargate SG-1

        Quite true, although IMO very short sighted. After seeing the rise and fall of the internet boom in NYC, I have little faith in the idea that highly guarded proprietary ideas are as valuable as the business/marketing world would like to think they are. My feeling was always that when it came to computers/consulting/etc the value was in the service provided, which had more to do with the talent and brains of your people/employees then the secrecy of a hunk of code.

        But then again, my big mouth had tended to get me in trouble in situations like yours too, so my advice maybe isn't the best ;-)

        -stvn

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