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NAME ^

Task::Kensho - A Glimpse at an Enlightened Perl

VERSION ^

version 0.36

SYNOPSIS ^

    > cpanm --interactive Task::Kensho

DESCRIPTION ^

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensho:

Kenshō (見性) (C. Wu) is a Japanese term for enlightenment experiences - most commonly used within the confines of Zen Buddhism - literally meaning "seeing one's nature"[1] or "true self."[2] It generally "refers to the realization of nonduality of subject and object."[3]

Task::Kensho is a list of recommended modules for Enlightened Perl development. CPAN is wonderful, but there are too many wheels and you have to pick and choose amongst the various competing technologies.

The plan is for Task::Kensho to be a rough testing ground for ideas that go into among other things the Enlightened Perl Organisation Extended Core (EPO-EC).

The modules that are bundled by Task::Kensho are broken down into several categories and are still being considered. They are all taken from various top 100 most used perl modules lists and from discussions with various subject matter experts in the Perl Community. That said, this bundle does not follow the guidelines established for the EPO-EC for peer review via industry advisers.

Starting in 2011, Task::Kensho split its sub-groups of modules into individually-installable tasks. Each Task::Kensho sub-task is listed at the beginning of its section in this documentation.

When installing Task::Kensho itself, you will be asked to install each sub-task in turn, or you can install individual tasks separately. These individual tasks will always install all their modules by default. This facilitates the ease and simplicity the distribution aims to achieve.

RECOMMENDED MODULES ^

Task::Kensho::Async: Async Programming

IO::Async

Asynchronous event-driven programming

POE

Multitasking and networking framework for Perl

Task::Kensho::CLI: Useful Command-line Tools

App::Ack

A grep-like text finder

App::Nopaste

Easy access to any pastebin

Devel::REPL

a modern perl interactive shell

Module::CoreList

What modules shipped with versions of perl

Task::Kensho::Config: Config Modules

Config::Any

Load configuration from different file formats, transparently

Config::General

Generic Config Module

Task::Kensho::DBDev: Database Development

DBD::SQLite

Self Contained RDBMS in a DBI Driver

DBI

Database independent interface for Perl

DBIx::Class

Extensible and flexible object <-> relational mapper.

DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader

Dynamic definition of a DBIx::Class::Schema

SQL::Translator

Manipulate structured data definitions (SQL and more)

Task::Kensho::Dates: Date Modules

Date::Tiny

A date object with as little code as possible

DateTime

A date and time object

DateTime::Tiny

A date time object with as little code as possible

Time::ParseDate

Date parsing both relative and absolute

Time::Tiny

A time object with as little code as possible

Task::Kensho::Email: Email

Email::MIME::Kit

The Swiss army chainsaw of assembling email messages

Email::Sender

A library for sending email

Email::Simple

A simple email object. No, really!

Email::Valid

Check validity of Internet email addresses

Task::Kensho::ExcelCSV: Excel/CSV

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Simple

A simple interface to Excel data

Spreadsheet::WriteExcel::Simple

Create Excel documents easily

Text::CSV_XS

Manipulate comma-separated values (CSV)

Task::Kensho::Exceptions: Exception Handling

Try::Tiny

Lightweight exception handling that handles the vagaries of $@.

TryCatch

Flexible exception handling without source filters, handles $@ properly.

autodie

Make builtins and other functions die instead of returning undef on failure.

Task::Kensho::Hackery: Script Hackery

These packages are included less for production work and more for whippitupitude. They reflect packages that people have found incredibly useful for prototyping and debugging before reducing down to a production script.

IO::All

IO::All combines all of the best Perl IO modules into a single nifty object oriented interface to greatly simplify your everyday Perl IO idioms.

Smart::Comments

Comments that do more than just sit there

Term::ProgressBar::Simple

Simple progress bars

Task::Kensho::Logging: Logging

Log::Contextual

Log::Contextual is a simple interface to extensible logging. It is bundled with a really basic logger, Log::Contextual::SimpleLogger.

Log::Dispatch

This module manages a set of Log::Dispatch::* output objects that can be logged to via a unified interface.

Log::Log4perl

Log::Log4perl lets you remote-control and fine-tune the logging behaviour of your system from the outside. It implements the widely popular (Java-based) Log4j logging package in pure Perl.

Task::Kensho::ModuleDev: Module Development

CPAN::Uploader

Upload things to the CPAN

Carp::Always

Warns and dies noisily with stack backtraces

Devel::NYTProf

Powerful feature-rich perl source code profiler

Dist::Zilla

Builds distributions of code to be uploaded to the CPAN.

Modern::Perl

enable all of the features of Modern Perl with one command

Module::Build::Tiny

A simple, lightweight, drop-in replacement for ExtUtils::MakeMaker or Module::Build

Perl::Critic

Critique Perl source code for best-practices.

Perl::Tidy

Parses and beautifies perl source

Perl::Version

Parse and manipulate Perl version strings

Pod::Readme

Convert POD to README file

Software::License

Packages that provide templated software licenses

Task::Kensho::OOP: Object Oriented Programming

Task::Moose

Moose is a postmodern object system for Perl5. Task::Moose installs Moose and optionally a list of recommended modules that extend Moose.

Task::Kensho::Scalability: Scalability

CHI

A unified cache interface, like DBI

Redis

Perl binding for Redis database

Task::Kensho::Testing: Testing

Devel::Cover

Code coverage metrics for Perl

Test::Deep

Test deep data structures

Test::Fatal

Test exception-based code

Test::Memory::Cycle

Check for memory leaks and circular memory references

Test::Most

Most commonly needed test functions and features.

Test::NoWarnings

Ensure that no (unexpected) warnings occur during testing

Test::Pod

Check for POD errors in files

Test::Pod::Coverage

Check for pod coverage in your distribution.

Test::Requires

Make running a test conditional on a particular module being installed

Test::Simple

Basic utilities for writing tests.

Task::Kensho::Toolchain: Basic Toolchain

App::cpanminus

Get, unpack, build and install modules from CPAN

App::perlbrew

Manage perl installations in your $HOME

CPAN::Mini

Create a minimal mirror of CPAN

Carton

Perl module dependency manager (aka Bundler for Perl)

local::lib

Create and use a local lib/ for perl modules with PERL5LIB

version

Perl extension for Version Objects

Task::Kensho::WebCrawling: Web Crawling

HTTP::Thin

A Thin Wrapper around HTTP::Tiny to play nice with HTTP::Message

HTTP::Tiny

Lightweight HTTP client implementation

LWP::Simple

Simple procedural interface to LWP

LWP::UserAgent

Full-featured Web client library for Perl

WWW::Mechanize

Handy web browsing in a Perl object

WWW::Mechanize::TreeBuilder

This module combines WWW::Mechanize and HTML::TreeBuilder.

WWW::Selenium

Perl Client for the Selenium Remote Control test tool

Task::Kensho::WebDev: Web Development

CGI::FormBuilder::Source::Perl

Build CGI::FormBuilder configs from Perl syntax files.

Dancer

A lightweight yet powerful web application framework

HTML::FormHandler

HTML forms using Moose

MIME::Types

Definition of MIME types

Mojolicious

Real-time web framework

Plack

Flexible superglue between Web Servers and Perl Web Frameworks or code.

Task::Catalyst

Catalyst is The Elegant MVC Web Application Framework. Task::Catalyst is all you need to start with Catalyst.

Template::Toolkit

Template Processing System

XML::Atom

Atom feed and API implementation

XML::RSS

Creates and updates RSS files

Task::Kensho::XML: XML Development

RDF::Trine

An RDF Framework for Perl

XML::Generator::PerlData

Perl extension for generating SAX2 events from nested Perl data structures.

XML::LibXML

Perl Binding for libxml2

XML::LibXSLT

Interface to the gnome libxslt library

XML::SAX

Simple/Streaming API for XML

XML::SAX::Writer

Output XML from SAX2 Events

INSTALLING ^

Since version 0.34, Task::Kensho has made use of the optional_features field in distribution metadata. This allows CPAN clients to interact with you regarding which modules you wish to install.

The cpanm client requires interactive mode to be enabled for this to work:

    cpanm --interactive Task::Kensho

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

This list is by no means comprehensive of the "Good" Modules on CPAN. Nor is this necessarily the correct path for all developers. Each of these modules has a perfectly acceptable replacement that may work better for you. This is however a path to good perl practice, and a starting place on the road to Enlightened Perl programming.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to https://github.com/EnlightenedPerlOrganisation/task-kensho/issues.

SEE ALSO ^

http://www.enlightenedperl.org/, Perl::Dist::Strawberry

AUTHOR ^

Chris Prather <chris@prather.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2008 by Chris Prather.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

CONTRIBUTORS ^

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