Rakudist.raku.org Beta Testing Starts

Thanks to Raku community's members @AlexDaniel and @rba who supported the idea of bringing RakuDist to community infrastructure, so long story short: https://rakudist.raku.org is available!Check the service out to test your Raku distribution against various versions of Rakudo. Ubuntu and Debian OS are available.The service is in beta stage, feel free to post bugs or … Continue reading Rakudist.raku.org Beta Testing Starts

RakuDist Update. Long Queue Short.

Hello! RakuDist is a service that enables Raku module authors to test theirs distribution across different Rakudo and OS versions. A lot of things have happened to the project recently. I am to busy to write all the details, but to make a long story short, there are two important facts. RakuDist has got a … Continue reading RakuDist Update. Long Queue Short.

2020.15 An eASTer Surprise

Rakudo Weekly News

Jonathan Worthingtontweeted that they finally found the time and the voice to record the presentation they had planned for the German Perl and Raku Workshop. You can either watch the video and/or look through the slides. It basically touches on these four subjects:

  • Where is Rakudo now with regards to macros
  • Why it’s time to overhaul the Rakudo compiler frontend
  • The design of RakuAST, an AST for mere mortals
  • A tentative time-path with milestones

Yours truly is particularly excited about the concept of RakuAST, which should allow building executable code without having to resort to using EVAL, with all of its security and performance implications. Exciting times!

Reintroducing ArrayHash

Sterling Hanenkamp redesigned / refactored their ArrayHash module, which originally predated the Great List Refactor, and wrote a very interesting blog post about it.

So you have an idea for a project…

Then this round of Perl Foundation…

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Testing Command Line Applications using Tomty and RakuDist

So you have a command line application written on Raku and shipped as a Raku module to an end user. You're quite happy with unit tests get run as a part of  zef install process. But say, you need something  extra. For example, some post deployment tests that check your tool runs properly on a … Continue reading Testing Command Line Applications using Tomty and RakuDist

RakuDist Update – Travis Integration and Post Deployment Tests

Hi! I continue to make updates on RakuDist project aimed to automate a process of testing Raku modules. Here is a couple of interesting features I have added recently. Enter Travis CI integration and post deployemt checks. Travis CI If one need to run RakuDist through Travis CI it's as simple as that: language: minimal … Continue reading RakuDist Update – Travis Integration and Post Deployment Tests

RakuDist Update – Raku Modules Custom Installation.

Custom installation I continue to play with RakuDist API searching for useful cases for Raku modules authors. With RakuDist/Sparrow6 one can easily customize an installation and testing process. Why would people need it? For various reasons: A module requires external libraries not satisfied by zef install A module requires external services - e.g. databases servers … Continue reading RakuDist Update – Raku Modules Custom Installation.