SPUG: Django equivalent for Perl?

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Thu Oct 6 15:33:12 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Ingy dot Net <ingy at ingy.net> wrote:
> > Google "django perl" suggests Catalyst is something for you to look at.
> Or on the lighter side, Dancer.

I've used Catalyst for a number of web applications, and find it to be very
decent software. It is flexible, mature, well documented, and has a thriving
support community (email list, irc, regular releases).

I have not used Dancer, but I have looked at it to some degree. The biggest
attraction to me is that it does not have nearly the list of CPAN module
dependencies that Catalyst does. If you are in any sort
of enterprise-y situation, where it is not trivial to install arbitrary
modules from the CPAN, then getting Catalyst up and running can be quite a

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