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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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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

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


use Path::Tiny instead of home-made ReadFile and WriteFile

Now that we have made the Perl code look nice, we can start cleaning up the constructs in the code and convert them to beetter expressions based in the current best practices. For this we are going to use Perl::Critic.


use Path::Tiny instead of home-made ReadFile and WriteFile


Run Perl::Tidy to beautify the code

When contribution to the code of someone else we are supposed to stick to the same layout that was used by the original author, but when you take over a module and start to maintain yourself you might feel more freedom to change the layout.

In this case the source code already had a mix of style, or at least a mix in the indentation. Some lines used tabs some used spaces. This make the code very hard to read an maintain.

It is far better to stick to a well defined layout that can be easily generated.

Hence we use Perl::Tidy to beautify the code


Run Perl::Tidy to beautify the code