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Perl modules with their own web sites

szabgab profile image Gabor Szabo ・1 min read

Some Perl libraries (or frameworks if you wish) have their own web sites asides from Meta::CPAN that allow customization and more "personalization".

For example:

It is very easy to create a static web site free of charge on GitHub pages, but I could understand if people were reluctant to promote a URL that is based on a commercial service.

On the other hand they might not want to spend 10-20 USD/year on a domain name.

It might be interesting if they could get a subdomain name under perl.org or maybe metacpan.org that would be set up to DNS resolve to the GitHub pages IP address or to some other similar service.

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🌌 Sébastien Feugère ☔ • Edited

Worth mentioning Type::Tiny and Zydeco by the same person. Really, the second one is an incredible piece of Modern Perl™ marketting.

Note the subdomain technique that doesn't imply extra cost for each website.

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Johan Lindstrom

Yeah, the Zydeco one is very nice!

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Michael Dingler

Also Catalyst and Template Toolkit. Both not necessarily the newest pages and thus the best advertisements…

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Dave Cross

More detail on the GitHub Pages route.

dev.to/davorg/simple-cpan-module-w...

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E. Choroba

The previous maintainer of xsh used to keep the page at sourceforge, I prefer GitHub Pages.

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Yuki Kimoto

I also write Github Page document. Giblog and SPVM.