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Beta Testers Wanted

Date: Thursday, 27 May 2010, 20:07.

Categories: perl, ironman, template-benchmark, beta.

My skunk-works project of the past month or so has reached the stage where I need some beta-testing feedback.

So I'm looking for some Perl people interested in taking a little time to look over a project related to Template::Benchmark, to find things broken and make suggestions for improvements.

You'll need only a web browser and email client, no Perl or coding expertise is required although the content of the beta is probably only of interest to a developer.

If this sounds like you and you're interested in Perl templating engines and their performance, please read the main article below and consider joining the beta.

What You Need

In order to participate in the beta you will need the following:

  • Access to the Internet.

  • An email client.

  • A web browser.

Probably most importantly, you won't need to run any Perl yourself. I'm not asking you to run any untrusted/untested software on your machines.

How to Apply

To join the beta you'll need to email me:

beta-one BLAHBLAH

By emailing me in this manner you've agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions listed below. They're mostly common-sense, but please read them anyway.

It's helpful to me, but not required, if you give a brief bit of background information about yourself: what area of Perl development you're involved in (if at all), what your interest in Template::Benchmark or Perl templating engines is, etc.

As I've said this isn't required, but does help me in understanding where you're coming from in any feedback you give me.

After Applying

In the next few days I'll send out access details for the beta.

Terms and Conditions

This isn't written by a lawyer, and quite probably isn't legally binding, but it's still useful to state things up front so that you know what I'm expecting of you, and what you can expect from me.

  • By applying to join the beta test, and contingent on my acceptance of you into the beta test, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • I reserve the right to refuse any application to join the beta, with or without explanation.

  • You agree that all feedback and recommendations are made available for my use without restriction. (You're waiving any copyright.)

  • Your involvement will be anonymous unless you specifically state that you wish to have your contributions acknowledged.

  • If you wish to have your involvement acknowledged, you will provide the name you wish to be acknowledged by and, optionally, a website URI to link to (where appropriate).

  • I will endeavour to ensure that all communications between us remain private and confidential, and expect the same from you.

  • Your contact details will not be disclosed to any third party, except as required by law.

In even plainer english: it's my call whether I accept you or not, you're giving me permission to use the feedback you give me, everything is confidential by default, and you can ask for a credit.

Last but not least, if you've read this far and still want to apply:

Thank you!

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