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Uri Guttman
September 7, 2009 22:01
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hi all,

i saw the recent thread on beginner projects and thought i would toss in
some ideas. i have many perl modules in various stages and they have
many projects that need help. these projects vary in skill levels from
very simple to fairly high level stuff. i have had many newbies offer to
help but the biggest issue i have run into was their lack of
committment. will they put in some regular (not a lot of time but
steady) amount of work? how fast can they pick up the existing code and
problems? how well with they adhere to my style and existing code? will
they take my code critique and feedback in the proper way and learn from
it? i don't even care if you know source control as i know it minimally
and would edit in your code as i need by hand so that issue is moot.

so are any of you up for this challenge? you will learn more and better
perl than in almost any other way. the road is hard and tricky but also
fun. check out my cpan modules at most of
then have todo lists of varying sizes with all sorts of projects. i also
have new module ideas which are fairly fleshed out with design notes and
such. another module i am using myself is not published but needs tests
and documentation besides lots of improvements. adding those is a good
entry level project but even writing good technical docs is a difficult
skill. read my docs and see if you think you can get that level or even
better, beat it (i know that can be done with little effort! :).

as it has been said the best way to learn more perl is to read more
perl. working on existing modules is a great way to do that. i will
offer massive amounts of help but i expect a certain level of energy in
return. it won't be easy for either of us but i am always open to find
the right minions! :)



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