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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: Passing multiple parameters to a function in Perl

How can you implement a function that will accept several variables? After all in Perl all the parameters passed to a function are shoved into the @_ array of the function.

For example, what if you are creating a function to send emails. You would like the user to pass in a parameter for the "from" field, one for the "to" field, one for the "subject", one for the "plain text" version of the email, one for the "html" version of the email. Maybe even a parameter for the "cc" and the "bcc" fields.


Passing multiple parameters to a function in Perl



How to run the tests of a typical Perl module

If you'd like to contribute code to a Perl based project - typically a CPAN module - the first thing you need to make sure is that all the tests of the current version work well on your computer.

If you don't do this and after you make some changes you find out that something is not working you won't know if your changes broke that part of the project, or if it was already broken.


How to run the tests of a typical Perl module