MVC and Catalyst tutorials

Tom Hukins tom at
Wed Apr 8 00:59:18 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:02:09PM +0100, Ziya Suzen wrote:
> That great. But a little too detailed.. Sorry I should have been more
> specific. It's not for me! This is for a programmer (writes C and
> Fortran mainly, uses Perl for admin type of tasks) but not very
> experienced in web programming.

For learning MVC, I guess the Design Patterns book provides a good
description.  But I find it too dry and always get bored when I start
reading it.  Apparently others do too.  Some of them like Head First
Design Patterns but I found it too caroonty.  I've yet to find the
third Goldilocks "just right" book.

Anyway, I'm quite fond of Andy Wardley's critique of MVC:

Still, I think the tutorials Jan mentioned provide a good hands-on
introduction to the basics of Catalyst, assuming you're using TT and
DBIx::Class.  I wonder whether your programmer might do better to
learn about these separate parts first before leaping into the glue
layer of Catalyst.

So that's all a bit ambiguous and doesn't answer your question, but I
hope it helps.


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