About the Book
Markua is Markdown-inspired format created by Peter Armstrong to write books. It is used by LeanPub, the company where this book is published. Heck, even this book is written using the Markua format.
LeanPub has its own Markua parser written in Ruby.
This book follows the development of a Markua parser written in Perl.
As a reader of this book you will learn how to develop an application using TDD - Test Driven Development. That is, before every change we are going to create a test-case.
You will see how to set up Continuous Integration (CI) and how to monitor the test coverage.
As every development process it won't be without mistakes and setback. We will certainly see bugs being introduced and then fixed. Imperfect code written and then refactored.
In a nutshell, you will be able to see first-hand many of the best practices of today's development process.
About the Author
Gabor Szabo has been programming for more than 30 years in a number of languages and in various environments. He used to do DevOps before there was a name for it.
These days he usually helps companies improve their engineering practices by providing training, introducing test automation, CI, CD. Sometimes this includes building internal web sites. Gabor also loves explaining things and provides training to his clients.
He also has a number of websites. Each one using a different technology.
Gabor runs the Code Maven site where he write about lots of different technologies such as Python, Golang, Jenkins, Continuous Integration, etc.
Gabor has been writing Perl since 1995 and teaching it since 2000. He is the author of the Perl Maven site including the Perl Tutorial. He has taught web development with Perl Dancer many time including at Perl Conferences in Europe and USA. Gabor is the chief editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter.