What's new on CPAN - August 2015

Welcome to “What’s new on CPAN”, a curated look at last month’s new CPAN uploads for your reading and programming pleasure. Enjoy!

Module of the month

Crypt::HSXKPasswd is a new module for generating secure, memorable passwords inspired by XKCD. The module is highly configurable, supporting different word dictionaries, generation and padding rules.

Module author Bart Busschots has provided rich documentation which includes the theory behind secure passwords and the methods supported by Crypt::HSXKPasswd. Start using securer passwords today!

APIs & Apps

Config & Devops


Development & Version Control


  • AppleII::LibA2 is an Apple II emulator
  • Device::PiFace provides a Perly interface to manage PiFace boards
  • Device::ProXR is a Moo-based object oriented interface for creating controllers using the National Control Devices ProXR command set

Language & International


Science & Mathematics


This article was originally posted on PerlTricks.com.


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