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The PSGI specification describes middleware as: "A middleware component takes another PSGI application and runs it. From the perspective of a server, a middleware component is a PSGI application. From the perspective of the application being run by the middleware component, the middleware is the server. Generally, this will be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hi Catalyst stakeholders! There was a lengthy discussion on IRC about Catalyst debug mode, log debugging and how it possibly relates to enviroment. Based on this we created notes on questhub and I cut a branch off Ancona and gave it a first pass. I'll blog more later but here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy Catalyst Lovers! Here's a quick update on things that have been happening with Catalyst recently. On the stable branch we've had a bunch of updates to improve how the new support for the Plack http exception middleware works. We've also had a bunch of documention and test case fixes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy All, One of the main ongoing themes of discussion around Perl Catalyst is to determine a mid to long term roadmap for where the platform is going. Over the past 18 months we've primarily worked on tasks around improving how Catalyst works with its PSGI underpinnings and we've also... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Modern Perl
Morning programmers and well wishers! So if you ever said, "I'll buy John a beer when we meet at YACP for all the open source contribs he's done over the years..." I'd rather you head over to my buddies fantasy TV show Kickstarter and consider a pledge. The Rangers This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Stakeholders! Well, I've been quite busy and since nobody else (hint! hint!) stepped up to stick a fork in our goals for the next release of Catalyst, I guess I will just go ahead. The questhub list is here, and is the placewhere you should go to add... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hi Catalyst Community! I've posted a quest list of things that are likely suspects for the next development cycle of Perl Catalyst, codenamed "Ancona". http://questhub.io/realm/perl/explore/latest/tag/ancona Please take a look and ponder the possible futures! About the Ancona Duck: Ancona's are mild tempered ducks that can be great self foragers given... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Modern Perl
Good Morning Catalyst Developers and Users! A few days ago we closed the Runner development branch and posted Perl Catalyst 5.90060 to CPAN. This was just taking the sixth development release and making it stable, after I could see several hundred passing test cases with the fifth and sixth releases.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Modern Perl
This evening I was doing the last gut check on the new stable release of Catalyst (on the way to cpan, look for the official announce when I see some passing tests :) ) and part of that is that I cut a new clean local-lib (using Perlbrew) and install... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy Catalyst Hackers and Users! I'm pleased to announce that the fifth development release of the next stable version of Perl Catalyst is on CPAN now. Follows is discussion. Please note this summary aggregates several previous development versions as well. So we are moving towards the end of the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Modern Perl
Good Morning Catalyst Stakeholders! Yesterday we released a point update to the 5.9005x series which fixed a critical bug in how Catalyst::Plugin::ConfigLoader interacted with installing Plack middleware via configuration. If that was giving you trouble, it should now be fixed. We also documented and tested a previously existing feature that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Modern Perl
If reading any of the 2013 Perl Catalyst Advent articles has inspired you to get involved, I've just posted the preliminary quest list for the next development cycle on questhub. Check it out, log in, vote, leave your thoughts etc. The 'Runner' branch (which is named after the rare and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Modern Perl
Hey Perl Catalyst programmers! Hope you are all enjoying Catalyst Advent this year. Just thought you'd all be happy to hear that today I received the 23rd article, which for all intents and purposes means we've kept our promise to deliver 24 stories on Perl Catalyst for 2013, as I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Modern Perl
Go check it out: http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/ This year we are launching with 15 article, and I have a commit for a few more from dedicated community members. However there's still room for more contributions; lets see if we can fill this calendar out for the full 24 days that is traditional.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Modern Perl
http://jnthn.net/papers/2013-npw-conc.pdf Worth reading if you are curious if Perl6 can save us from the madness and chaos that is Perl5's version of the above :) Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Community! Well, its come to the end of another year! I know we've all done a ton of work over the past 12 months, so now is the time to brag about it, to show off newly learned skills and take the opportunity to say something in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Users and Hackers! 05 November 2013 marked the end of the Hamburg development cycle, which was kicked off back in June. This release is a bit longer in development than the past few, but as I expected, things got a bit slow over the summer (I'm Northern hemisphere... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Modern Perl
Happy Halloween to you all! Today we released the fifth and presumably last development release of Perl Catalyst 'Hamburg'. Assuming no controversies and that CPAN and Darkpan testing goes well, I expect to bless this as stable Catalyst 5.90050 sometime in the next few days. So last chance to test... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Modern Perl
If you monitor Metacpan Recent as closely as I do, you'll have noted the forth development version of Perl Catalyst landed this Friday past. I'm happy to announce after a weekend of letting CPAN testers have a go at it, its passing tests, so please download it, poke / prod... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Modern Perl
Summary An update on the status of the current Perl Catalyst development cycle and a few thoughts about the future of Catalyst Hamburg Status Hello Catalyst Developers! Some of you might be wondering about the status of Catalyst development, and I've been asked a few times if there is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Developers! Its getting to be that time of year again. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are trending toward the Fall and with the waning of 2013 I find myself reflecting on what has been done, not done and if its all ok really. In light of that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Modern Perl
SUMMARY Reflecting on recent Perl Blog's article covering Catalyst and Service Bus Architecture in light of recent Catalyst changes and current / future Catalyst development goals. CONTENT A big shout out to Kahill Hodgson, who recently published: http://blogs.perl.org/users/kahlil_kal_hodgson/2013/08/a-catalyst-service-bus-from-scratch.html which is strong both on service bus theory and actual code technology... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Modern Perl
Hi there! Last night we released the second development version of Perl Catalyst "Hamburg", which is the current development release cycle. Highlights include fixes to the PSGI middleware integration that was release in 001 and a new ability to define custom request body data handlers so that you can graft... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Modern Perl
Just noticed the Perl Catalyst repository on Github hit 100 stars recently! Thanks everyone for helping raise awareness about how awesome Catalyst is, and for the vote of confidence this gives all the core team developers and contributors! https://github.com/perl-catalyst/catalyst-runtime/stargazers Ok, now onwards to 200! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Modern Perl
The questhub quest related to improving Content Negotation in Catalyst continues to be popular, but I've been hesitant to put this in a development cycle quest since I know its a pretty big subject and I'd hate to get it really wrong in core. I had a bit of time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Modern Perl