What's new on CPAN - November 2014

Welcome to “What’s new on CPAN”, a curated look at last month’s new CPAN uploads for your reading and programming pleasure. Lot’s of cool new stuff on CPAN in November, including: a new take on fatpacking Perl programs, TiVo for LWP and a lightning-fast Plack handler.

APIs & Apps

  • Ceph::Rados provides a Perl interface to librados, the distributed object store
  • Manage your to-do lists with App::todoist an app for todoist.com
  • App::loggrep implements a date search for log files
  • Exchange SMS with Perl and ClickSend using SMS::ClickSend
  • App::Implode packs Perl programs into a single executable file using a cpanfile. Alternative to App::FatPacker et al
  • GnuCash::SQLite provides a Perl interface for GnuCash SQLite files

Config & DevOps

  • Want a parsed list of all Amazon Web Service ip addresses? Check out AWS::Networks
  • recommended loads preferred modules on demand at runtime, but won’t die if they’re not available
  • Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Bitbucket is a Dist Zilla plugin for GitHub alternative, Bitbucket
  • Need to create a temp directory whilst running tests? Check out Test::TempDir::Tiny, it will create a temp directory and not delete it if tests fail.

Data

Games & Entertainment

Math, Science & Language

  • Bio::KEGG::API provides a Perl interface to the KEGG database (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes)
  • Finance::StockAccount is a well-documented, comprehensive module for monitoring stock portfoloio performance.

Object Oriented

  • Types::Git is an interesting distribution; it provides several Perl Type::Tiny classes for Git related types
  • Ingy and David’s Inline module has a great new tutorial, it’s well worth reading.
  • MooX::Prototype implements the prototype pattern

Web

  • TiVo for LWP; record and playback LWP interactions with Test::VCR::LWP
  • Test::JSON::RPC::Autodoc generates markdown documentation for JSON RPC Web applications
  • What a great idea: Selenium::Screenshot lets you compare and contrast Selenium screenshots to detect UI changes.
  • Gazelle is an XS-based, preforking Plack handler, for, (to quote the docs) “performance freaks”. Let’s see some benchmarks!

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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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