Who you gonna call? Perl client and website for Google Civic Information API

I recently became aware of a very cool service provided by the Google. The Civic Information API provides contact information for all elected representatives (from head of state down to municipal official) for any US address.

I wrote the Perl client for the API, published as Net::Google::CivicInformation. Get a free API token and you're up and running.

This was a satisfying project because I can imagine people finding actual value in the product.…

I want my, I want my Kwa-li-tee

If you publish code to CPAN, you've probably noticed the steady improvement in its entire ecosystem over the last couple of years. ++Neil Bowers and ++the meta::cpan core hackers in particular have laboured tirelessly to improve the release process for authors and the user experience for consumers of CPAN code.

One of the things that's most useful as an author is the CPANTS Kwalitee ratings generated for any release to CPAN. The Kwalitee ranking markers are continuou…