SPUG: State of the Perl Frameworks

Nicholas Melnick nick-list at dytara.com
Fri Nov 14 18:58:41 PST 2008

I adore Catalyst. I run one personal site off of it (whatthe%%%%.com),  
and have used it at two different places of employment. Most of my  
background was CGI::Application and handbuilt models, but once you get  
over the initial learning hump, primarily due to DBIx::Class, Catalyst  
is an absolute dream to work in.

It has the added advantage of being able to test easily without an  
apache install, and built in scripts to work with mod_perl, FastCGI,  
or as a regular CGI script.

Note that this message is all fluff about how much I love it. If you'd  
like to know more about the hows and whats, feel free to contact me.

On Nov 14, 2008, at 6:42 PM, Ron Pero wrote:

> Dear SPUGsters
> What is the quickest, easiest way to create a database application  
> at a website?
> It's been a while since I've checked in with Catalyst, or with other  
> Perl "frameworks". Is Catalyst the top dog in the Perl world for  
> this kind of thing?
> Since the app I'm creating is small, I might use something similar  
> to CGI::Application. No mod-perl involved.
> Maypole? http://maypole.perl.org/
> Gantry? http://www.usegantry.org/
> Perl on Rails? http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2007/11/perl_on_rails.shtml
> Should be interesting to hear what people are actually using, and  
> which of these showed some promise but haven't matured.
> What say you?

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