What's new on CPAN - May 2017

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

N.B. I’ll be speaking at The Perl Conference: DC 2017. My talk What’s New on CPAN - Annual Edition will cover some highlights and curiosities from the past year of CPAN uploads. Come and say hi!

APIs & Apps

Config & Devops

  • CloudDeploy is a toolkit for building and managing AWS CloudFormation stacks
  • A simple distributed cloud friendly cron for the masses using CloudCron


Development & Version Control



  • XS::Tutorial provides documentation for learning Perl XS (disclosure, I am the module author).

Science & Mathematics

  • AI::XGBoost is a Perl wrapper for XGBoost, the gradient boosting machine learning framework
  • Bio::DB::Big provides a perly interface to BigWig and BigBed files via libBigWig


This article was originally posted on PerlTricks.com.


David Farrell

David is the editor of Perl.com. An organizer of the New York Perl Meetup, he works for ZipRecruiter as a software developer.

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