Testing PSGI With Test::Mojo and Stupid Websocket Tricks

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We've got a couple short talks scheduled for this month, and we've got a new venue, generously provided by ServerCentral.

Joel Berger is going to give a talk on testing any PSGI application with Test::Mojo, Mojolicious's excellent web testing library.

And, Doug Bell is going to give a talk on some simple websocket tricks with Mercury, a WebSocket message broker, Mojolicious and Mojo::UserAgent.

Due to the holidays, our meeting will be on December 10. RSVP on the Chicago.PM Meetup

(EDIT: Slides from the simple WebSocket tricks talk are now available)

The Perl Test Ecosystem

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This month, Eric Johnson (kablamo) will be giving a talk exploring the Perl testing ecosystem, including how to write tests in Perl, using prove to run tests, TAP (the Test-Anything Protocol), and an exploration of CPAN test libraries including:

Slides are available on kablamo.org

RSVP on the Chicago.PM Meetup page

Distribution Management Shootout

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This month, Doug Bell, Joel Berger, and Eric Johnson will be giving short demonstrations of tools to manage Perl distributions. A distribution is an installable bundle of modules, usually uploaded to CPAN for others to download.

Doug will be presenting Dist::Zilla, the 500-lb gorilla of dist management. Joel will presenting Module::Build and Module::Build::Tiny with App::ModuleBuildTiny. Finally, Eric will be presenting Minilla and Carton.

Each talk with take about 20 minutes, with some extra time for questions.

RSVP on the Chicago.PM Meetup

Testing Javascript From Perl

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This month, Joel Berger will be giving a talk on testing Javascript from Mojolicious

Do you test your Javascript? All of it? Be honest. I thought so, neither did I.

It is very easy to say that testing Javascript is too hard, or that you don't need to because you have so little of it. But what if testing your client-side Javascript was as easy as testing a Mojolicious app, which is pretty darn easy? Would you do it then?

In this talk I will demonstrate Test::Mojo::Role::Phantom, which allows testing a Mojolicious app, PSGI app or even external website's client-side Javascript. It only requires the phantomjs executable, which is a piece of cake to install. You'll be testing your browser behavior in no time!

Doors open at 6:45. Meeting starts at 7:00. RSVP on the Meetup page