I have developed a fairly nice pipeline at my work that uses a central Google Spreadsheet as a control panel to allow various agents running in parallel across multiple servers to discover what jobs need to be done, and run any that need to be run. It uses a basic subsumption architecture. I have the code for communicating with the google spreadsheet (using Net::Google::Spreadsheets, which is very cool! thanks Nobuo Danjou), determining if a job is valid on the spreadsheet, whether it needs to be done, whether it failed or completed successfully, and allowing the agent to update cells on the spreadsheet for the job into a single module. It also incorporates basic (very Linux specific) methods for allowing an agent to quit if specific processes or agents are already running, or if there are already too many of the given agents instantiated. I would like to ask if this would be a useful CPAN module?
I have placed the code in Code Catacombs Node 798311