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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.

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

Get Coveralls to notify when test-coverage shrinks

After pushing out the code for Collecting errors while parsing Markua out of curiosity I looked at the Coveralls report and noticed it is now only at 94%. I am slightly disappointed that I have not received any notification from Coveralls.


Get Coveralls to notify when test-coverage shrinks


Pro: Reading CSV file as many hash-es

Given the following CSV file how can we read it line-by-line?

There are two main ways, read eacch line as an array, or read each line as a hash, where the keys are taken from the first row of the file.


Reading CSV file as many hash-es


Refactor test cases of the Markua Parser in Perl 5

Earlier I've mentined that I don't like the fact that we used copy-paste in the test script and duplicate code. Before we go on and add more test, let's refactor the test code.


Refactor test cases of the Markua Parser in Perl 5