15 December 2013

Well, it’s very good that you have something to work or hack. yesterday I was working to add some new features to my toy website http://findmjob.com/

I decided to add an admin interface which will use basic_auth to protect.

Mojolicious::Plugin::BasicAuth fits the need well but it does not have a good example really. I do want to put it under a whole site or certain path instead of write it everywhere. so here is the sample code

    $r = $r->under(sub {
        my $self = shift;
        unless ( $self->basic_auth( realm => sub { return 1 if "@_" eq $config->{admin}->{auth} } ) ) {
            $self->render(text => 'Permission Denied.');
            return 0;
        return 1;

another story is for DBIx:Class InflateColumn::Serializer. well, I use DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader to create the Result Tables.pm. which means that I can’t hack the add_columns as suggested in the POD. by checking the source, I know I can do it somehow like

use DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Serializer::JSON;
    data => {
        inflate => DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Serializer::JSON->get_unfreezer('data'),
        deflate => DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Serializer::JSON->get_freezer('data'),

but that’s too damn weird and not looks good. so instead, I start writing a patch for that module so that it can be also written as:

__PACKAGE__->set_serialize_column('data', 'JSON');

the patch is here. hope that it can be merged soon.

Happy Hacking.

Updated on Dec 28th

the patch is really not useful. the Author pointed out that we can do it like below:

__PACKAGE__->add_columns('+data', { serializer_class => 'JSON' });

which is much more cleaner. Thanks

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