Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses
 
PerlMonks  

Re: RFC: CGI::Application::Plugin::REST

by rhesa (Vicar)
on Dec 21, 2006 at 23:26 UTC ( #591227=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: CGI::Application::Plugin::REST

First off, big kudos and ++ to you for actually implementing a REST plugin! I know there's been talk on and off about this, both on the cgiapp mailinglist and in #cgiapp, and it's very exciting to finally have something real.

I do have the feeling that the REST_route setup calls are a bit verbose. Would it be possible to come up with a terser interface?

Maybe something like this:

$self->REST_route( widgets => { GET => { MEDIA_TYPES => [...], FUNCTION => [...] }, POST => { ... }, }, some_other_runmode => { GET => { ... }, POST => { ... }, }, );
That avoids typing out the obvious for every single runmode/request_method combination.

Another idea is to configure the REST details with attributes on the actual functions. That might look like this:

# nothing in setup() sub get_widget : REST( GET => widgets, TYPES => [ 'application/xhtml+xml', 'text/ht +ml', 'text/plain' ], PARAMS => [ 'product_number' ] ) { # implementation }
That might be a bit heavy though, and it may not be too practical. But the obvious benefit is that you keep the REST details close to the function handling the request, and there is minimal redundancy.

Anyway, this is in no way meant to detract from the excellent work you did here. These ideas just popped up on first reading, and I didn't think them through. Take them for what they're worth :-)


Comment on Re: RFC: CGI::Application::Plugin::REST
Select or Download Code

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://591227]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others browsing the Monastery: (12)
As of 2014-12-18 18:06 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (59 votes), past polls