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Catalyst: 21st Century Perl Web Development

Databases, Perl, Tutorial, Web Applications
Location: D137/138 Level: Intermediate
Presentation: external link
Average rating: **...
(2.76, 21 ratings)

Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Using catalyst.pl to bootstrap an application
  • The myapp_create.pl scaffold generator
  • The myapp_server.pl standalone development server
  • Bootstrapping ORM classes from an existing database
  • Approaches to URI mapping
  • Templating and data display
  • Session management, storage, and state maintenance
  • Authentication, authorization and realms
  • Form rendering and validation
  • Controller base classes for code re-use
  • Deployment under FastCGI and mod_perl
  • Dependency handling approaches for dedicated and shared environments

Matt Trout

Shadowcat Systems Limited

Matt S Trout was thrust into Perl at the tender age of 17 by a backup accident. Two weeks later he realised that he was in love with the language and has been happily using it for systems automation, network, web and database development ever since.

He is a core developer (and repository admin) for the Catalyst web framework, the DBIx::Class ORM and the Moose metaprotocol and object system, as well as contributing to assorted other CPAN projects.

Matt spends his days leading the technical team at Shadowcat Systems Limited, an open source consultancy specialising in Catalyst, Perl applications deployment and systems architecture. Shadowcat sponsors web, source repository and mailing list hosting for Catalyst, DBIx::Class and a large number of associated projects, and creates and releases open source code both internally and on behalf of its clients.

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