Olaf Alders has announced meta::hack, a MetaCPAN hackathon in
MetaCPAN is the best place to search for CPAN
modules, and includes lots of useful information like documentation,
links to the source repository and bug tracker, and a summary of CPAN
Much like the Perl QA Hackathon,
this event will get the core MetaCPAN team together to achieve a few
targeted goals. The biggest current goal is to get the platform upgraded
to ElasticSearch version 2, but other, smaller tasks may come up as
If you can help, sponsor the meta::hack
Sponsorship will help pay for travel expenses for the team so they can
concentrate on making MetaCPAN better.
This month, Noel Rappin will be talking
about accepting payments on the web:
Your customers have money, and you’d like them to give it to you.
Payment gateways, such as Stripe,
Paypal, make it easy to start charging credit
cards and get the money flowing. But charging cards is only the
beginning. You need to worry that your app responds gracefully to
service failures, since charging a customer for a failed transaction
is bad. You need to guard against fraud and security breaches. You
need administrative tools that are flexible but secure. You want to
test against external services. And you’ll run up against the law.
Learn from some of my mistakes and build a robust financial
Noel Rappin is the Director of Development
at [Table XI]. Noel has authored multiple technical books, including
"Rails 4 Test
and the forthcoming "Take My Money: Accepting Payments on the Web".
Follow Noel on Twitter @noelrap, and
online at http://www.noelrappin.com.