What's new on CPAN - October 2014

Welcome to “What’s new on CPAN”, a curated look at last month’s new CPAN uploads for your reading and programming pleasure.



Async & Concurrency

  • Test::Async::HTTP is a mock class for testing the asynchronous user agent
  • Lock::Socket is a clever module that provides process locking via sockets


Config & DevOps

  • FFI::TinyCC provides an interface to the super-fast (compile time) TinyCC compiler
  • Another useful FFI library, FFI::CheckLib will check that a C library is available for FFI to use

Math, Science & Language

  • Generate random, normally distributed numbers with Math::Random::Normal::Leva
  • Related, Rand::Urandomwill generate better pseudo random numbers
  • Do efficient fuzzy matching with Tree::BK
  • Rstats exports R functions, an interesting alternative to Statistics::R. Next step, Inline::R!

Object Oriented

Testing & Exceptions


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Updates: additional web modules added to article 2014-11-08.


David Farrell

David is the founder and editor of PerlTricks.com. An organizer of the New York Perl Meetup, he works for ZipRecruiter as a software developer.

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