An author's CPAN dashboard

More details, and a list of ideas for inclusion, can be found on my blog. Any and all suggestion…

The CPAN new dist a month contest

once a week, every week contest, and the monthly new distribution challenge 2014 quest on Questhub, I've created the CPAN new dist a month, every month contest. Release a new CPAN dist each month. How many months can you keep that up for?

This is a mashup of ideas from BOOK…

Add your gittip id to your MetaCPAN account

  • In the Account menu (top right) on MetaCPAN, select Profile.
  • Scroll down to the Profiles section and select Gittip from the "Add Profile" drop-down.
  • Fill in your gittip id and click on the word "check" to the right.
  • Scroll down and hit "Save Profile"

And don't forget to join the Perl community on gittip!

Tool tip: looking at a module's source

I've got a script for looking at locally installed modules, used thusly:

I use this a lot, since I often find myself wanting to check exactly what a module is doing, either to learn from it, because the doc isn't clear, or I have reason not to trust the doc, or curiosity, or ...

Here's the script:

    #!/bin/sh
    /usr/bin/view `mpath $*`

view is a symlink to vim, and mpath comes with my ="https://metacpan.org/pod/Module::Pa…

The CPAN Report 2013

The CPAN Report is a review of CPAN and related activity in 2013. The headlines:

  • 844 people signed up for a new PAUSE account
  • 2840 new dists were released
  • In total, 7440 dists were released
  • 22% of dists saw a release in 2013
  • RJBS released the most dists (230)
  • SHARYANTO made the most releases (769)