I came across a book by Sam Tregar, "Writing Perl Modules for CPAN"
Anything worth doing is worth doing well, might as well write up to the level of CPAN
Figured this would be easy to distribute in our own constellation
h2xs creates the skeleton of a module distribution: h2xs -XA -n Foo::Bar
Functional and object oriented interfaces
Plain old documentation (POD) hints
Test scripts - you do "make test" when installing, don't you?
Portability - OS, file system, Perl versions
Submitting modules to CPAN (I haven't yet)
Great CPAN modules, and why they are great
Programming Perl in C, writing modules with XS, with Inline::C