chromatic is a writer and free software programmer best known for his work in the Perl programming language. He lives in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. He wrote Extreme Programming Pocket Guide, co-wrote of Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook, is lead author of Perl Hacks, and an uncredited contributor to The Art of Agile Development. He has a music degree. He has contributed to CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, and Parrot.
|Occupation||Programmer, author, editor, publisher|
|Employer||Onyx Neon, Inc.|
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In 2010, he released the book Modern Perl in print and in electronic form, with the latter redistributable freely (though with a suggested donation). An updated edition was released in 2012, with the entire text online.
While he may be most currently known for the module "Modern::Perl", chromatic originally wrote "Test::Builder", which is the foundation of most testing in the Perl world.
chromatic spent several years as the Perl 6 project secretary. He is one of the biggest proponents of "roles" in Perl 6 (what some other programming languages refer to as "traits").
- Books by chromatic
- Shore, James; Warden, Shane (October 2007). The Art of Agile Development. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-0-596-55379-1.
- Shane Warden and Jim Shore (July 2008). On the Art of Agile Development (YouTube video). OSCON 2008. Portland, Oregon: O'Reilly Media. Event occurs at 3:15.
I have a degree in music. The day I graduated I said, 'I like to eat and I don't want to be living in a van the rest of my life so I am going to go find something else to do.'CS1 maint: others (link)
- Onyx Neon Press
- Modern Perl: The Book
- Who's Who in Perl 6, parrot and Pugs
- Who's Who in Parrot
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