What's new on CPAN - October 2016

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

APIs & Apps

  • Retrieve status information about Open Tibia MMORPG Servers with Net::OTServ
  • Business::TNT::ExpressConnect provides an interface to the shipping company’s API
  • Tarantool is an in memory no-SQL store, use it with Perl using DR::Tnt
  • Pandoc is a wrapper for the useful document conversion tool
  • stasis is an encrypting archive tool using tar, gpg and Perl. It is also a sneaky indexed package without a .pm file (disclosure - I am the module author).
  • Get subtitles for videos using WWW::SubDB

Config & Devops


Development & Version Control

  • Distribute tasks among multiple workers with Broker::Async
  • Continual::Process keeps processes running … forever
  • Import::Box is a new way to import functions but not pollute the importing namespace
  • Using Test2 and missing explain()? Then you’ll love Test2::Tools::Explain
  • T encapsulates test imports to avoid polluting main (uses Import::Box)


Language & International

Science & Mathematics

  • Conveniently create and consume authenticated and encrypted messages using Crypt::EAMessage
  • PDLx::DetachedObject enables subclassing the non-standard PDL classes
  • PDLx::Mask can mask multiple piddles with automatic two way feedback


  • Don’t call it a framework; MVC::Neaf is a new, minimalist web tool


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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