Following on from chromatic's journal entry about quieter tests I thought I'd make a full journal post about Test::Verbose.
If you test, you need Test::Verbose.
The simple "tv" command line it installs will run all your tests, some of your tests, or an individual test. Unlike "prove" it is an interface to "make test" rather than a separate script for running tests, so if you make changes you don't need a separate "make" phase to get things into blib.
More importantly though is you can run tv with the -q option to make it only display errors, -qq to make it only display the final results table, or -qqq to make it display nothing at all (but exit with a relevant return code). This last option makes it perfect from cron job smoke tests.
Try it out today. You won't go back.