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Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Apr 20, 2014 at 01:27 UTC ( #1082927=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.

Today, by far the best way to learn <<anything>> is to “look for an existing example ... not just a demo, but an example of a real thing ... then reverse engineer figure out how it works.”   Github is an excellent resource for doing that, although not the only one.   I have also found that it is very beneficial to “use the Source, Luke!”   In other words, look through the actual source-code of <<Dancer>>.   Very often, you will find comments in that source-code which give you strong clues as to “the designer’s intent.”

Maybe the very-most important lesson to learn is that ... you are not the first.   There are, by now, thousands of web sites that have been implemented using <<Dancer>> and the complete source-code to many of them can probably somewhere be found.   Therefore, you do not have to start at ground-zero on anything, and ground-zero is never (these days) the right place to start.

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