autarch at urth.org
Tue Feb 16 19:26:28 PST 2010
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, James Smith wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone here has any experience developing web
> applications with the Catalyst Framework? I am impressed with what I
> have been reading about this technology and (like many geezer
> programmers) wish that it was there a few years before. Anyway, I was
> wondering when the next meeting was going to be and also curious if
> anyone wanted to talk about their experiences with Catalyst. Since my
> appointment at the U will end in July, I have a few months to re-tool
> as I plan my future and I have (at least for now) decided to focus on
> this framework as my "modernizing" task.
I've used Catalyst for several projects, including http://vegguide.org/
I like it a lot, and think it's the best option for any substantial web
app in Perl. For trivial apps, you might be better off with something more
minimal (CGI::Application, Web::Simple, etc).
> Any thoughts on what would be a good personal project to become
> acquainted with the Perl of today in preparation for the jobs of
Find an itch and scratch it?
Or you could just do what everyone else does and write half of a blog
> Also, is it my imagination, or is there a surge in Perl energy now in
> the computing world at large (excluding the Twin Cities, of course
> since there just doesn't seem to be all that much going on here?).
> After twenty eight years here in the Twin Cities (twenty using Perl)
> it seems like relocation is a distinct possibility.
So Frozen Perl a week and half back was nothing? Seemed like a lot to me.
Yes, I'd say Perl is seeing a resurgence. Specifically, Perl people are
making an effort to talk about Perl publically and to promote Perl to the
world at large.
> Looking forward to seeing faces and linking them up with names I have
> been watching over the years (except for Dave Rolsky who was working
> at Digital River when I was there about ten years ago).
I read that as you not looking forward to seeing my face, and take it
_very_ personally ;)
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