in reply to Cool Ideas for Perl Projects
One cool idea that is floating in the back and front of my mind from time to time would be the combination of Strawberry Perl together with PAR, DBD::SQLite and The GUI Loft into a Visual Basic/Access/Filemaker clone.
I have only taken a cursory look at The GUI Loft, and so far I mostly see the need to excise XML::Simple resp. XML::Parser from the prerequisites, as Strawberry Perl "only" comes with XML::LibXML and not XML::Parser. Starting from there, it should be possible to get The GUI Loft to run on a current Strawberry Perl. Then, some wizards to package up everything under a directory into a PAR executable or to even collect the code together with the data in the SQLite database should be fairly easy and it would make Perl a convenient tool to create deployable applications to users when no web server is available.