So much has been going on this summer of code! As a recap, TPF got nine student slots this year, which means we have nine mentors and nine students working on various things this summer. Here is a sample of what has been going on recently.

Pascal Gaudette describes his love for debugging tricky HTTP/1.1 issues in Mojo

and has even added a "featurette." Devin Austin has been talking about

eviscerating Catalyst::Helper and Daniel Arbelo Arrocha has thoughtfully

detailed the difference between bonding and bondage. My student, Robert Kuo,

has been busy reading the mathematical paper and example C implementation of

the Strong Lucas Pseudoprime primality test for Math::Primality . While installing Math::GMPz, which we use to access the GNU Multiprecision Library (GMP), he found a small issue which caused some test failures and submitted a bug report.

Math::Primality also very recently gained a working is_prime() method, which

works for arbitrary sized integers, due mostly to Robert Kuo's implementation

of is_strong_lucas_psuedoprime() being finished. Now you can test for prime numbers in Perl without installing Math::Pari! More about this in a separate post!

Ryan Jendoubi is working on a Perl interface for wxWebkit and Hinrik Örn Sigurðsson

is working on the command line utility to read Perl 6 documentation called grok.

Justin Hunter has been hacking on his blogging software so that he can blog about

his work on SQL::Translator. Sometimes it's a vicious cycle...

Back to hacking on some code!

Pascal Gaudette describes his love for debugging tricky HTTP/1.1 issues in Mojo

and has even added a "featurette." Devin Austin has been talking about

eviscerating Catalyst::Helper and Daniel Arbelo Arrocha has thoughtfully

detailed the difference between bonding and bondage. My student, Robert Kuo,

has been busy reading the mathematical paper and example C implementation of

the Strong Lucas Pseudoprime primality test for Math::Primality . While installing Math::GMPz, which we use to access the GNU Multiprecision Library (GMP), he found a small issue which caused some test failures and submitted a bug report.

Math::Primality also very recently gained a working is_prime() method, which

works for arbitrary sized integers, due mostly to Robert Kuo's implementation

of is_strong_lucas_psuedoprime() being finished. Now you can test for prime numbers in Perl without installing Math::Pari! More about this in a separate post!

Ryan Jendoubi is working on a Perl interface for wxWebkit and Hinrik Örn Sigurðsson

is working on the command line utility to read Perl 6 documentation called grok.

Justin Hunter has been hacking on his blogging software so that he can blog about

his work on SQL::Translator. Sometimes it's a vicious cycle...

Back to hacking on some code!