Perl Maven

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.

In the off chance you are interested in topics other than Perl, especially related to Test Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, DevOps, then you are welcome to check out the list of DevOps related training courses.

Recent Articles

GitLab CI for Perl projects

According to CPAN Rocks there are 29 CPAN modules that use GitLab as their bug-tracking system. That probably means those are the projects that use GitLab as a VCS.


GitLab CI for Perl projects


CPAN Digger explained

The web site of CPAN Digger shows the most recently uploaded CPAN distributions. Currently about 110 of them and some meta information about them. Let me go through quickly what you see there, why is that interesting and what to do about it.


CPAN Digger explained


GitLab CI Pipeline for Perl DBD::Mock using Module::Build

GitLab provides an integrated CI system that is driven by a single YAML based configuration. This example is based on the configuration file of the DBD::Mock module.

I have copied it here and removed some of the repetitions. Visit the repo of that project to see the file they have.


GitLab CI Pipeline for Perl DBD::Mock using Module::Build