[Melbourne-pm] Perl web application framework recommendations
tim.hunt at its.monash.edu.au
Sun Aug 15 17:56:29 CDT 2004
If you're looking at Template Toolkit, don't ignore HTML::Mason (
http://www.masonhq.com ) used by Monash Uni's portal, Amazon.com and
other fine sites.
Features abound, and are explained on the web site.
For your data management you might look at Alzabo - "A data modeling
tool and RDBMS-OO mapper" - ( http://www.alzabo.org ), written by one
of the core Mason maintainers. I have not looked at this, but know that
it uses Mason as its GUI, so there must be some synergy.
Hope this helps,
David Dick wrote:
>> OK. Working through that tells me that what I am really looking for is a
>> framework with the following features:
>> * abstract "authentication" and session support.
>> * simple, and extensible, mapping of HTTP requests to Perl module calls.
>> * hooks into Template::Toolkit, or a similar template engine, for output.
>> I would also like, but can reasonably easily supply externally:
>> * simple, and extensible, database wrapper generation.
>> * simple workflow management (create/update/search/display/delete)
>> I also have one hard requirement, which is to be able to get the
>> database abstraction layer to provide a *nice* interface to maintaining
>> an ordered set of objects - the sequence of text "steps" associated with
>> producing mixed drinks, specifically.
> Another possibility that comes to mind is rolling your framework out of
> major structural pieces. You mention an admiration for Class::DBI, a
> perl.com article discusses mixing Class::DBI and Template Toolkit in a
> favourable light at
> Likewise, CGI::Application is another possiblity that you could roll
> together with Class::DBI. You can find it discussed at the following url.
> I haven't tried either of these approaches myself, so I am unable to
> offer any practical experience with them, but thought they might be
> worth mentioning.
Senior Portal Developer, Flexible Learning and Teaching Program,
Information Technology Services, Monash University,
Victoria 3800, AUSTRALIA
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