Introducing Snippets

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

Snippets is a Jabber bot that periodically asks subscribers what they're doing, and shares the answers through a simple web interface to help development teams communicate better.

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 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.

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