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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 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 218 * 96%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 208 92%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 200 90%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 165 78%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 65%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 86%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 91%
8 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 118 97%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 74%
10 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 89 * 39%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

Longest Chains Still under Construction

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 218 96%
2 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 89 39%
3 MANWAR Sep 7, 2014 87 48%
4 MGV Jan 25, 2015 66 55%
5 PLICEASE Oct 11, 2015 30 76%
6 CSSON Jan 3, 2016 17 24%
7 BOOK Jan 17, 2016 16 86%
8 IVANWILLS Jan 24, 2016 15 52%
9 REEDFISH Feb 7, 2016 13 67%
10 MELEZHIK Feb 14, 2016 12 17%

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 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 218 * 21%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 208 25%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 200 26%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 165 30%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 22%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 37%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 49%
8 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 52%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 21%
10 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 89 * 8%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

Contact me at onceaweek@cjmweb.net