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Re: Professional development with Perl - how it's done?

by pileofrogs (Priest)
on May 30, 2006 at 19:47 UTC ( #552615=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Professional development with Perl - how it's done?

I use Module::Build, Module::Starter, CPAN::Mini and CPAN::Mini::Inject to keep a local CPAN mirror. With CPAN::Mini::Inject, I can add modules that I wouldn't want to post to the real CPAN.

With Module::Build and Module::Starter, you can generate complete CPAN-ready modules with almost zero extra hassle. Once I learned about them, I kicked myself for not doing it earlier. There is soooo much to gain for so little extra work. Documentation and testing become totally easy.

CPAN::Mini::Inject doesn't support bundles or an authorid that isn't registered with CPAN. I was working with the author on adding those features, but he hasn't responded since I sent him my code... I should bug him again...

In a semi-unrelated note:

Last time I looked into Subversion, it was Linux only. Has that changed? I still use CVS because I work in Linux, OpenBSD and Windows. If Subversion will work on those platforms, I'd love to hear about it.

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Re^2: Professional development with Perl - how it's done?
by techcode (Hermit) on May 30, 2006 at 21:54 UTC

    Guess I'll have to check out those modules you mentioned ... Thanks for the tip.

    Yes, Subversion works on Windows too. Not sure about OpenBSD ... Anyway there is an companion project called TortoiseSVN (same as TortoiseCSV but for Subversion) which gives you Windows Explorer integration. So you have right-click context menues with SVN commands ...

    Have you tried freelancing? Check out Scriptlance - I work there. For more info about Scriptlance and freelancing in general check out my home node.

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