OmniComment is a small script to that enables a Webmaster to add comments to any page. The idea is to include a call to the script in the appropriate page, using an SSI statement. The script will write out the appropriate HTML containing a link to the comments already posted for this page and a form to post new comments. In principle this is similar to Gentle Comment, except it's more lightweight: it uses a flat directory and normal files to store the comment (as opposed to a MySQL database), so it is not appropriate if your Web site receives thousand of comments a minute. Another difference is that all configuration happens in a text file, and there is no Web interface to perform administration. OmniComment generates an ATOM feed that follows publication of comments anywhere in the site.
Dancer is a Perl framework for building Web applications with minimal effort. It started as a port of Ruby's Sinatra project, but has grown on its own path. A Dancer app can run as a standalone Web server or from any Web server using PSGI. It lets the user write an application with very few lines of code. It's powerful and flexible enough to knock up a simple Web site or Web service very quickly, and can scale to much larger projects. Building a Web application with Dancer is as easy as loading the library and defining route handlers. Dancer provides an elegant syntax for defining route handlers, can render views with a variety of template engines, supports static file serving, session support, and many more features.
A 'honeypot' is designed to detect server-side attacks. In contrast, a 'honeyclient' is designed to detect client-side attacks. Specifically, a honeyclient is a dedicated host that drives specially instrumented applications to access remote servers to see if those servers are behaving in a malicious manner (by compromising the client). Honeyclients can proactively detect exploits against client applications without known signatures. This framework uses a client-server model with SOAP messaging as the primary communication method, and uses the free version of VMware Server as a means of virtualizing the client environment.
Crowd is a Web-based single sign-on (SSO) tool that simplifies application provisioning and identity management. It has connectors for popular open source projects like Apache (via Perl) and Subversion. Pre-built connectors for other popular commercial products like Jive Forums, JIRA, and Confluence are also available.
Pactester is a tool to test proxy auto-configuration (PAC) files. PAC files are used by browsers to identify the correct proxy server for a given URL. Since the PAC file evaluation mechanism is generated inside the browser and cannot be accessed from outside, the only way to tell which proxy your browser will use for a specific URL is manual inspection of the PAC file. Unfortunately, this approach is error prone and quickly becomes impractical for large and complex PAC files. Pactester resolves this issue by simulating browser behavior.
DocPerl provides a Web-based interface to Perl's Plain Old Documentation (POD). It is a graphical, easy-to-use interface to POD, automatically listing all installed modules on the local host, and any other nominated directories containing Perl files. DocPerl can also display a summary of the APIs defined by files and the code of those files. It can search the POD documentation for module names and for functions defined in modules.