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Thu, 14 Jan 2010


On Tuesday, I released version 0.02 of Net::NationalRail::LiveDepartureBoards to CPAN. So far, no one has complained. This module is probably of interest only to people in the UK; it looks up which trains are next to arrive/depart from a particular station.

This release was prompted by a patch sent to me by Ian Dash, implementing a filtering feature I was too lazy to write myself. If someone wants to put a fancy GNOME applet around it, I'd be grateful. ;) I think the next step is to add a nicer OO interface.

My original reason for writing the module was to advertise this SOAP API that ATOC publishes - it could easily be wrapped in languages other than Perl. That particular URL was found by inspecting the official widget for Windows Vista.

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 19:41 | Tags: , ,

Thu, 07 Jan 2010

Hudson and Devel::Cover

I wrote a plugin for Hudson today, which integrates Devel::Cover (Perl's test coverage tool) into the build reports.

Actually, that's currently an exaggeration. All it does is add a checkbox in the configure page, and a link to Devel::Cover's reports on the build page when it's enabled. I spent the day remembering how to program in Java.

Tomorrow I might be in a position to extend it into something more attractive - I'll publish it very soon, but I need to run it past my employer. Watch this space.

In other news, I volunteered to package Hudson for Debian, and then discovered just how many dependencies it has. This should keep me going until squeeze+1, I think.

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 00:44 | Tags: , , ,

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