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Modern Perl Web Frameworks

  • Mojolicious light-weight web framework with rainbows and unicorns.
  • Perl Dancer light-weight web framework to rock.
  • Catalyst The MVC web framework of Perl.
  • PSGI/Plack, the low-level superglue between Perl web application frameworks and web servers.
  • CGI, the Common Gateway Interface, for old-school web applications.

Object Oriented Perl

  • OOP, the classic way to write Object Oriented Perl code.
  • Moo, the Minimalist Object Oriented system for Perl.
  • Moose, the 'post modern' Object Oriented system for Perl.

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Code-Maven series

If you are a beginner, or would like to refresh your Perl programming knowledge, you can go over the Perl tutorial or watch the Beginner Perl Maven video course.

If you need to maintain a large piece of software written in Perl by other people in the last 5-10-15 years, that's a challenge. Especially if you did not get proper training in Perl. You are probably limited to a specific and old version of Perl. Check out, the Perl tutorial! You can probably skip the part about installing Perl, but the rest of the tutorial will be relevant for you.

Perl is often used in Test Automation. If you work in this field, or if you'd like to work in this field (it is much more fun to find bugs in other people's code than in yours :), then you can read the Perl tutorial and the series on Test Automation using Perl.

If you build new web applications - either privately or inside a company - you can start by reading the article comparing CGI, mod_perl and PSGI. From there you can go on reading the generic Perl tutorial or the articles on Mojolicious, Perl Dancer, Catalyst, PSGI/Plack, or even CGI, the Common Gateway Interface, for old-school web applications.

Recent Articles

use strict; and warnings; but no diagnostics

While in the mids of the previous editing sessions, I noticed the tests don't have use warnings;, but on the other some of them had use diagnostics;.

Usually you'd be better off having use warnings;, but use diagnostics you only need if the shorter explanations did not help. Even then, you might find a more suitable explanation among the common errors and warnings of Perl.


use strict; and warnings; but no diagnostics


Pro: How to install Perl modules on FreeBSD

This tutorial is intended for users that want to maintain Perl modules on a FreeBSD Unix system.

FreeBSD has its own binary package system. It allows for easy installation and management of system software. With this package system you can also manage the installation of Perl modules.
How to install Perl modules on FreeBSD


Pro: Record editor in Angular for fixed list of values

Earlier we have started to build an editor in Angular to edit a record. In the first article we have prepared and editor for a simple input box for free text.

This time we'll add an editor for a record where the user must choose from a fixed list of values.


Record editor in Angular for fixed list of values