Gabor Szabo Perl trainer and developer http://szabgab.com Gabor Szabo about programming in Perl, automated testing, dynamic languages and everyting else en-us Copyright 2002-2017, Gabor Szabo szabgab@gmail.com 1901-01-01T00:00+00:00 1 hourly Why am I writing the Bailador Book? http://szabgab.com/why-the-bailador-book.html I've been working on the <a href="https://leanpub.com/bailador/">Bailador book</a> and the <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/book-web-application-development-in-perl-6-website--2/reft/775728/why1">Crowdfunding campaign</a> for more than 3 months now. About 2 of them publicly. The campaign ends in a week and the book already has 68 pages. It might be time to explain why am I doing this? It's clear that the money is not good. I could earn a lot more in the time I spend on writing the book. Then why? <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/why-the-bailador-book.html">Why am I writing the Bailador Book?</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-07-13T14:51:25+00:00 Bailador, Perl, Perl 6, book, crowdfunding Extending the Bailador crowdfunding campaign by another month http://szabgab.com/extending-the-bailador-crowdfunding.html I have been contemplating the idea for quite some time, but finally I've decided to extend the Bailador crowdfunding campaign by another month. <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/extending-the-bailador-crowdfunding.html">Extending the Bailador crowdfunding campaign by another month</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-06-22T06:27:21+00:00 Crowdfunding, Bailador, Perl Less than 24 hours in the Bailador campaign http://szabgab.com/less-than-24-hours-bailador.html Finally I had some time to work on <a href="https://leanpub.com/bailador">the Bailador book</a> and made the following changes: <ul> <li>Added first section of the Ajax code in Chapter 7.</li> <li>Added first section about using SQLite in Chapter 3.</li> <li>Added instructions to use Vagrant with Ubuntu in Chapter 1.</li> </ul> Given that <a href="http://perl6maven.com/book">the campaign</a> won't reach its original goal you might have been wondering what will you get if you back the book? I've been wondering that myself. So let me clarify, that indeed you are going to get all the chapters of the book as outlined on the campaign page. But why should you join the 125 people who have already supported the book instead of waiting for it till it is finished in December? Because this way you can either get a deep discount ($25 instead of $55), or you can gain early access to the book that will give an advantage over those who buy it later. (And still get $5 discount.) You will also be mentioned in the book among the supporters and trust me, it is a great feeling. So don't miss the deadline, <a href="http://perl6maven.com/book">support the book now!</a> <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/less-than-24-hours-bailador.html">Less than 24 hours in the Bailador campaign</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-06-21T06:38:11+00:00 Crowdfunding, Perl, Bailador Batteries included - the biggest impact on programming language popularity http://szabgab.com/batteries-included.html In business, and especially in real estate it is said that the most important thing is <b>Location, Location, Location</b>. As the popularity of JavaScript shows this is also true in programming languages though I think the biggest impact on the popularity of a programming language is how easy it is to get things done in it which is directly impacted by the <b>batteries included</b>. <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/batteries-included.html">Batteries included - the biggest impact on programming language popularity</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-06-17T09:19:15+00:00 Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby Bailador Crowdfunding campaign by country - first 100 contributors http://szabgab.com/bailador-crowdfunding-by-country-first-100.html <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/bailador-crowdfunding-by-country-first-100.html">Bailador Crowdfunding campaign by country - first 100 contributors</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-06-08T06:26:40+00:00 Crowdfunding The phases of a crowdfunding campaign: first week http://szabgab.com/the-phases-of-a-crowdfunding-campaign-first-week.html A week has passed since I launched the <a href="http://perl6maven.com/book">crowdfunding campaign</a> for the <a href="https://leanpub.com/bailador">Bailador book</a>. I did not know what to expect so I am not sure how really to evaluate the results so far. The project is supported by 56 people giving $3,050 which is slightly more than 9% of the goal. I'd love to have the backing of 1,000 people. That would show that there is substantial interest in this subject. <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/the-phases-of-a-crowdfunding-campaign-first-week.html">The phases of a crowdfunding campaign: first week</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-05-28T09:06:23+00:00 Perl, Bailador, crowdfunding The phases of a crowdfunding campaign: launching http://szabgab.com/the-phases-of-a-crowdfunding-campaign-launching.html <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/the-phases-of-a-crowdfunding-campaign-launching.html">The phases of a crowdfunding campaign: launching</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-05-24T06:17:30+00:00 Perl, crowdfunding Craft Conf 2017 retrospective http://szabgab.com/craft-conf-2017.html <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/craft-conf-2017.html">Craft Conf 2017 retrospective</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-05-19T03:59:10+00:00 Conference Blog engine in Perl 6 http://szabgab.com/blog-engine-in-perl6.html <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/blog-engine-in-perl6.html">Blog engine in Perl 6</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-05-01T04:02:39+00:00 Perl, Perl 6, blog Programming language popularity - Stack Overflow http://szabgab.com/programming-language-popularity-stackoverflow.html There are many ways to compare the popularity of programming languages. None of them is perfect. Let's look at one of those imperfect comparisions: <a href="http://stackoverflow.com/tags">Tags on StackOverflow</a> <p>For the full article visit <a href="http://szabgab.com/programming-language-popularity-stackoverflow.html">Programming language popularity - Stack Overflow</a></p> Gabor Szabo 2017-04-21T19:45:06+00:00 Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP