Posts Tagged ‘Perl’

The 6-Month Ruling

Recently I have started going through all my CPAN modules one-by-one and getting any fixes that are in there out onto CPAN. Some have had bug fixes sitting in the repository for at least 1 year. Because of this, I’m thinking of giving myself a “6-month ruling” where I should probably release a new version […]

Should Perl Modules Default to Non-Blocking?

I have been thinking about possibly changing my modules and for the creation of new modules in the future to be non-blocking (like utilizing AnyEvent or something else generic). Typically these days my main work involves node.js, which emphases non-blocking (i.m.o). Then a post came up recently that made me think about this again (yes, […]

Net-TacacsPlus Perl Distribution

Recently after submitting a few patches to the Net-TacacsPlus Perl distribution, I suggested to the maintainer, Jozef Kutej, that the POE pieces be split out of the distribution into their own distribution. I suggested this because I felt like the POE pieces were not used by enough of the Net-TacacsPlus users (plus in my use […]

CPAN Testers Metabase has a certificate

As an update to my previous post, David Golden has posted an update that the certificate for is now signed by a certificate authority that is included in Mozilla-CA! This means anyone who was using my hypothetical distribution as a work-around in the mean time should not only stop using it, but it will […]

CPAN::Reporter, Transport::Metabase, and libwww-lwp 6

Recently libwww-lwp-6.00 hit the CPAN with one major change in the default operating behavior: connecting using the https protocol would cause the certificate chain from the server to be verified that it was issued by a trusted certificate authority. In my opinion this behavior is a good thing, as this finally brings libwww-lwp in line […]

Net::NSCA::Client Introduction

I have realized that I’ve never announced my Perl module Net::NSCA::Client. This module was created to make it easy for Perl applications to report to a NSCA server. NSCA (which stands for NetSaint Check Acceptor) is not very good at it’s job, but there is no replacement for it that I am aware of (though […]

CPAN Bug Tracking

Recently I have been adding my own bug list and todo list to the RT queue of my CPAN modules to track them and help me remember over a longer period of time. I also figure that if they are visible to everyone, perhaps someone may help fix or add a feature.


I have just uploaded a new module to the CPAN: Test::Override::UserAgent. This is geared toward developers that use LWP::UserAgent in their modules and want to easily test their code without having a live Internet connection or starting up a test server to make requests against. Just about every single module I have on the CPAN […]

WWW::USF::Directory Published

I have published my interface to the University of South Florida online directory to the CPAN as WWW::USF::Directory. This is a start to my USF-oriented modules to go up on the CPAN for public use. This module allows you to interact with the USF online directory. It can be used to make a simple directory […]

Work on Public USF Perl Modules

I am going to be publishing several of my Perl 5 modules that relate to the University of South Florida systems to the CPAN. This will allow anyone to use the modules as they please. I am planning on putting them in the namespace WWW::USF::*. I know that USF may be ambiguous, but feel it […]