Skeleton Week: perl based status page

The nice folk at Fastmail have published their status webpage application "towncrier" as foss on github. See it running in on their actual status page (link fixed).

It is written in Perl, using Dancer, uses Template Toolkit, and has a REST api interface. It uses SQLite for storage, so for better or worse its quick to install and get running.

Unfortunately the documentation is close to non-existent, though the README file describes how to get it running via carton. The application is small so you'll be reading the source a little bit :)

Still, having a play with towncrier and seeing if it could feasibly replace some paid $tatuspage is a nice little one day project for skeleton week.

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