While contemplating the zen of a blank text editor screen, programmers block seized hold of me and I could only sit there, wondering what I should do. It made me wonder, how many of us are out there with Perl skills (of all levels) and nothing to work on? It doesn't seem right that, with such a resource as PM, perl coders should be wanting for projects to work on.
I spent quite a bit of time searching PM for well-defined examples of projects that an aspiring perl programmer could jump on. Here are a few nodes that I found:
But what are some of the projects that you've embarked on that were interesting/rewarding/meaningful to you? If you're willing to share a detailed description or a vague idea for a project, please do. It can be a large-scale project, a simple utility you found useful, or an idea for a new module. Your experience and ideas may prove to be inspiration for aspiring members of the monastery. Even if it's been done before, a challenging and interesting project is a great way to reinforce what you have learned as a programmer.
I'll kick it off with a program that I was fairly happy with. I was moderately interesting in Ham radio a year or so ago and I wanted to learn Morse code. So I coded up a Morse code training appliction to help me with the memorization and improve my speed. The application simply printed out sentences is Morse or English and I entered the corresponding translation and it told me what I got right and what I got wrong. It was a fun weekend project and I still like to load it up every once in a while and test myself.