I’m working on several projects. Lately, my language of choice has been Perl because it lets me get things done quickly and because I can usually depend on the CPAN to have tools to make it easier and more correct.
Along the way, I’ve tripped over some really smart people doing some amazing work to make Perl more modern and more usable. They seem to be people with great ideas who didn’t want to wait for Perl 6 and went and did something. That’ been great to find and I’m learning a ton of things.
Maybe it’s interesting to hear how a competent Perl programmer found these new things, and that’s what I’ll start with today.