Introducing Snippets

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

Since Arnt already announced snippets on rant.gulbrandsen last month, I thought I'd write a quick introduction to it here as well.

Snippets is a Jabber bot that periodically asks its subscribers what they're doing, and provides access to the answers through a simple web interface. It is meant primarily to help teams of developers to communicate with each other.

Snippets is a Perl program that depends on a few CPAN modules, and needs access to a Postgres database. You can get the source from the github page, and installation instructions are given in the README.

Feedback and feature requests are welcome. Please send them to