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Perl tutorials and courses

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.

Other Series

Projects and Collections

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

Pro: Marpa Debugging

In my last article (Marpa for building parsers - a first look) we had a first look at the Marpa parsing engine. This current article was going to be about building a ini file parser, but trouble along the way has turned it into an article about debugging Marpa parsing problems!

Marpa Debugging


The MANIFEST files just lists the names of the files that need to be included in a Perl distribution. When packaging the distribution Perl will use this list to determine what to include. When unpacking the tarball Perl will check if the files that were unpacked are the exact same files that are listed in the MANIFEST file. No other file is included and no file is missing.


Pro: Deploying a Mojolicious Application using Hypnotoad and Apache

After you developed your first Mojolicious application, you'll want to show it the world. That means running it on an Internet-facing web server.

Let's walk through the steps of getting an application running in a robust and reliable way.

Deploying a Mojolicious Application using Hypnotoad and Apache