What's new on CPAN - February 2014

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



  • Buid static web sites with App::Dapper
  • Prettify JSON, YAML and Perl data and translate into other languages with pretty



Development & System Administration

Find all CPAN modules that reference a particular CPAN module with CPAN::ReverseDependencies

warnings::MaybeFatal will turn warnings FATAL at compile time only

IPC::PrettyPipe facilitates debugging and execution piped commands.

A whole host of new Dist::Zilla validation plugins:


Maths & Science

  • AI::FANN::Evolving is an evolving artificial neural implementation class for the Fast Artificial Neural Network library.




HTTP::Entity::Parser is a PSGI compliant HTTP entity parser

Add a timeout and retry feature to HTTP::Tiny using HTTP::Retry

Make Catalyst user notification handling easier with Catalyst::Plugin::SimpleMessage

Catalyst::Plugin::Session::Store::CHI let’s you use the CHI module as the session store.

Plack::Middleware::LightProfile is a simple profiler for Plack applications.

Dump the Apache server scoreboard when full with Apache2::ScoreboardDumper

New Mojolicious modules:

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