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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 151 * 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 145 * 97%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 143 * 95%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 140 * 95%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 97%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 89%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 97%
8 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 78%
9 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 84%
10 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 76 * 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 151 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 145 97%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 143 95%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 140 95%
5 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 76 99%
6 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 67 64%
7 MGV Apr 13, 2014 32 34%
8 SRI May 25, 2014 27 84%
9 PEVANS May 25, 2014 26 90%
10 BINARY May 25, 2014 26 18%

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 151 * 21%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 145 * 22%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 143 * 15%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 140 * 29%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 23%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 34%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 47%
8 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 49%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 18%
10 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 35%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

Contact me at onceaweek@cjmweb.net