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Adding Stackoverflow user feed to your homepage

Following on from a comment on a previous post, this post will demonstrate how to use XML::Feed and Template::Toolkit to place your recent Stackoverflow activity onto your own web page. Aptly, this was aided by a stackoverflow question!

This time we…


Create HTML from output of Perl::Critic

Perl::Critic is great. If you haven’t tried it, you should. It has helped me improve the quality of my code no end.

I wrote this script to make it easier to view the feedback in the context of the code itself. When run in a directory containing Perl…


Taming RSS Feeds with XML::RSS and Template::Toolkit

This is a remarkably simple trick which I’ve found very handy. With a few lines of Perl you can take any RSS feed and format it to your liking.

Get the Feed

You can do this using LWP::Simple:

use LWP::Simple;

my $feed_url = ‘http://feeds.b…


Using a Perl Singleton to Share Values Between Objects

It’s been quite a while since I last posted here. Since my last entry I got a new job, got married, went on honeymoon (got back yesterday!) and spent quite a lot of time maintaining legacy Perl code.

One thing I see a lot is sharing objects by passi…