What's new on CPAN - May 2017

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

N.B. I’ll be speaking at The Perl Conference: DC 2017. My talk What’s New on CPAN - Annual Edition will cover some highlights and curiosities from the past year of CPAN uploads. Come and say hi!

APIs & Apps

Config & Devops

  • CloudDeploy is a toolkit for building and managing AWS CloudFormation stacks
  • A simple distributed cloud friendly cron for the masses using CloudCron


Development & Version Control



  • XS::Tutorial provides documentation for learning Perl XS (disclosure, I am the module author).

Science & Mathematics

  • AI::XGBoost is a Perl wrapper for XGBoost, the gradient boosting machine learning framework
  • Bio::DB::Big provides a perly interface to BigWig and BigBed files via libBigWig



David Farrell

David is the founder and editor of PerlTricks.com. An organizer of the New York Perl Meetup, he works as a technology consultant in New York City.

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