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  • In thinking a bit more, I guess the new Perl Cookbook could well end up providing most of what I'm looking for. Assuming it's similar to the first edition, it will be organized by problem domain, with pointers to appropriate CPAN modules. So, when is that coming out again?
  • CPAN Rating System (Score:3, Interesting)

    by autarch (914) on 2003.05.27 13:47 (#20553) Homepage Journal
    Basically what you're asking for is a CPAN rating system, probably with a trust metric built-in, so that authors of well-rated modules in turn have more influence when they rate other modules.

    Anyway, this has been proposed and discussed many times, but nobody's built it yet. If somebody builds one that is easy to use, it might actually get used, but that hasn't happened yet.
  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2003.05.27 14:35 (#20554) Journal
    Well, there is Sam Tregar's Writing Perl Modules for CPAN [] that might interest you. Dunno if it has what you're looking for specifically, though.
  • Book? (Score:2, Informative)

    A book on modules would be outdated soon after its release :)
  • This has been tried a couple of times.

    O'Reilly's Perl REsource Kit [] contains a book called Programming with Perl Modules, but this is now five years out of date.

    Instant Perl Modules [] is very good, but it was published two years ago so will only get more outdated as time passes.

    So the biggest problem with this kind of book is the fact that CPAN changes so quickly.
  • So far, I've written an article about templating systems, given a talk (at OSCON last year) about shared data/cache modules, and will be giving another talk about object-relational tools at OSCON in Portland. My goal is to have all of these available on the web in article form.

    I have considered doing a whole series of these and eventually making a book out of them, but it takes a lot of work to do a good survey of a wide range of modules so for a book to be comprehensive it would need multiple authors.