My DarkPAN Setup

chromatic wrote about setting up a private CPAN to store your code. I am a big fan of this appropach, and I think that managing code as distributions, rather than as a bunch of stuff in a version control repo (which is the predominant practice in most shops), is the one and only way to go. Here is how we have set things up at $work:

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Book Wishlist: Mastering CPAN

I have been thinking recently that it would be so cool if there were a Mastering CPAN book, both for CPAN users and for CPAN authors. The best way to get the job done with CPAN is sometimes just so non-obvious. Such a book would be useful both for newcomers who still feel intimidated by CPAN as well as for more experienced users looking to learn some neat advanced techniques. A sample Table of Contents may look like this:

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