in reply to The Most Essential Perl Development Tools Today
Any form of *nix environment does for me. I do the majority of my Perl coding at work on a Winbloze 7 box and Cygwin/X.
I'm surprised your list did not included:
For me I'd add the following:
That's all I can think of right now. Lots of scratch paper helps sometimes to help me visualize what I'm doing...
or some other module that allows me to send EMail with binary attachments. I show MIME::Lite on my list because over the years that's the one I use most.
- XML::Simple which I typically use for configuration parameter storage for my more complex Perl projects.
- Subversion, CVS or other version control environment
I call this "super save" because it means there's a version of what I'm writing someplace else. I do frequent commits to my SVN environment just so if I do something really stoopid to my workspace I can recover easily. It also means that I can work on one host, do my debugging and use svn co http://..... to pull the latest version onto another host. I notice you have git in your list, but I ain't ready to give up my investment in time to convert my subversion repositories to git just yet.
- CPAN Search to look up particulars on various CPAN related modules that I'm using.
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