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The CPAN “Once a Week, Every Week” Contest

In a blog entry, Mark Fowler resolved to release a Perl distribution to the CPAN each and every week. I decided to take him up on his challenge, and created this website to track our progress. It’s fairly obvious I’m a coder, not a graphic designer. Don’t complain about the design, fork it on GitHub and improve it! Pull requests welcome.

If you have a PAUSE ID, then you’re entered in the contest. All you have to do is upload a distribution to CPAN every week, and don’t skip any weeks. It can be a new module, or just a new version of an existing module. What’s the prize? The satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to make the CPAN the greatest collection of open-source code on the planet.

This page shows the top 10 chains in all categories. Click on the headings to see the full lists.

Longest Chains in the Contest

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 134 * 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 128 * 96%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 126 * 94%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 123 * 95%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 120 * 99%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 117 * 90%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 111 * 99%
8 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 87%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 78 * 76%
10 RJBS Jan 1, 2012 74 99%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

Longest Chains Still under Construction

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 134 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 128 96%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 126 94%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 123 95%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 120 99%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 117 90%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 111 99%
8 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 78 76%
9 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 60 99%
10 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 50 60%

Longest Chains of All Time

The contest began January 1, 2012,
but CPAN began on August 16, 1995.
These authors didn’t even know they were competing.

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 134 * 20%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 128 * 20%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 126 * 13%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 123 * 28%
5 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 49%
6 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 120 * 22%
7 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 117 * 33%
8 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 111 * 46%
9 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 34%
10 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 78 * 17%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

Contact me at onceaweek@cjmweb.net