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Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled

by water (Deacon)
on Oct 04, 2005 at 00:56 UTC ( #497102=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
water has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dumb question:

Beyond the obvious

does anyone know of any other good web resource(s) for getting started with catalyst? Those links and the included documentation aren't enough for me, being a bear of little brain. :(

Sorry for this dumb question --

water

PS
Background: I am comfortable with Mason and Class::DBI and Apache, for what that is worth.

Comment on Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled
Re: Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled
by jbrugger (Parson) on Oct 04, 2005 at 04:13 UTC
Re: Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled
by sri (Vicar) on Oct 04, 2005 at 09:12 UTC
    What exactly are you missing?
    I'm actually looking forward to some more writing, so this is your chance to tell me what exactly you want! :)
      So, I played around with Catalyst for just over 3 hours yesterday.

      I was pleasantly suprised how quickly I was able to tie in my own CDBI stuff and make a CRUD screen.

      Next up is porting a small piece of a internal webapp to catalyst -- I'll post comments on how that goes, along with any observations about stumbling blocks and/or 'wow!' moments.

      Minor startup / documentation quibbles: it would've been easier if...

      • the movies had voice-over soundtrack (english would be helpful for me!)
      • the movies provided context -- "here's what we're going to do and why"
      • the docs made it clearer which part of the helper scripts were essential, vs. just fast scaffolding
      • the docs made it clear you could indeed park these dirs anywhere -- until you bring apache into the picture, the bundlded server means no apache config, no apache dirs, etc. i didn't get that at first.
      • the docs didn't note there was a Mason scaffolding module, just referencing TT (the default) and HTML:Template.
      • Would've liked more in the cookbook on authentication
      • Wasn't clear if the best way to structure a major web app is one Catalyst tree (App, App.pm, etc), or whether each major subcomponent should be its own tree
      • I found the wiki subsite (the old homepage?) http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/ hard to make sense of...
      • I liked these doc links: http://search.cpan.org/dist/Catalyst/lib/Catalyst/Manual.pod
      • The docs were stronger on the M and V then on the C -- I couldn't find doc sample code on controllers and still have some vagueness on the concept...

      Anyway, high praise from someone who's a couple hours into catalyst. Results encouraging enuff to forge ahead!

      water

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