Travis-CI for Perl and Introduction to Rex


This month, Doug Bell will be giving two short talks.

One talk is about using Travis-CI, a free continuous integration testing service, for Perl projects, and maximizing Travis's effectiveness. This talk introduces Graham Knop's Perl Travis Helpers, gets you started using Travis-CI, and shows how to configure Travis to cover edge cases like very old Perls and missing optional modules/features (using Devel::Hide).

The other talk is an introduction to Rex, a Perl-based server configuration management system. This talk was given informally at an office hours last year, but now it's a real talk with real slides! This talk introduces Rex, goes through simple configuration and tasks, and touches on some of the more powerful features of Rex such as the CMDB (Configuration Management Database).

RSVP on the Meetup

EDIT: Slides are now available for both talks on the Chicago.PM talks page:

Testing PSGI With Test::Mojo and Stupid Websocket Tricks


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)