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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 160 * 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 154 * 97%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 152 * 95%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 149 * 96%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 92%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 88%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 98%
8 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 78%
9 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 85 * 99%
10 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 83%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

   indicates that the author has not made a release yet this week

Longest Chains Still under Construction

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 160 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 154 97%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 152 95%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 149 96%
5 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 85 99%
6 SRI May 25, 2014 36 84%
7 SKIM Jul 20, 2014 28 40%
8 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 23 14%
9 MANWAR Sep 7, 2014 21 27%
10 REEDFISH Oct 19, 2014 15 61%

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 160 * 22%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 154 * 22%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 152 * 16%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 149 * 30%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 23%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 34%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 48%
8 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 50%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 19%
10 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 85 * 50%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

   indicates that the author has not made a release yet this week

Contact me at onceaweek@cjmweb.net