Search::Xapian is a Perl XS frontend to the Xapian C++ search library. It is a fairly complete wrapper: most features of the Xapian library are made available for use from Perl. Xapian is a highly adaptable toolkit that allows developers to easily add advanced indexing and search facilities to their own applications. It supports the Probabilistic Information Retrieval model as well as a rich set of boolean query operators. It's fast and scalable to hundreds of millions of documents.
Sprog is a graphical tool that anyone can use to build programs by plugging parts together. In Sprog jargon, the parts are known as 'gears' and they are assembled to make a 'machine'. Gears are selected from a palette and dragged onto the Sprog workbench, where they can be connected together. Options can be set using a properties dialog on each gear. When assembly is complete, the machine can be run, reconfigured, or re-run.
LaTeX::Table is a Perl module that provides functionality for an intuitive generation of LaTeX tables. It ships with some predefined, good-looking table styles. This module supports multi-page tables via the xtab and longtable LaTeX packages. For publication quality tables, it utilizes the booktabs package. It also supports the tabularx and tabulary packages for nicer fixed-width tables. Furthermore, it supports the colortbl package for colored tables optimized for presentations. The ltpretty program makes it easy to use this module from within a text editor such as Vim or emacs.
JSON::XS implements JSON for Perl. Unlike other modules, its primary goal is to encode to syntactically correct JSON and flag invalid JSON while decoding. It ensures round-trip integrity of data types while being intuitive to use. Currently being the fastest of the JSON encoders available for Perl, it supports a variety of format options, such as single-line, ASCII-only, or pretty-printed, and can be tuned for speed or memory usage. It comes with a wealth of documentation describing usage and implementation details.
Bare XML is a "bare" XML parser with all primary parsing done via a simple state engine with about 20 or so different states. A tree structure is created during parsing, with all node names and values linked via pointers directly into the original text buffer. As such, Bare XML is extremely fast and simple. Currently, the parser is available in a perl module with Perl glue to turn the created tree into a Perl hash tree. The module name is XML::Bare.