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Re: How to use Perl in web pages?

by systems (Pilgrim)
on Jun 07, 2009 at 06:37 UTC ( #769232=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to use Perl in web pages?

Okay, I don't expect my opinion to be popular, but I really think you should stick with PHP and least for a while longer.
Check advanced PHP frameworks like http://cakephp.org/ or http://www.symfony-project.org/.

Just moving to Perl, won't make web-develpoment easier for you. You need to use a Perl Framework, like Template-Toolkit , Mason, CGI-Application and Catalyst, to really gain an edge.
I am learning how to use Perl for web-development, but this mainly because I like Perl and like learning Perl and I love its community, so I am biased.

To conclude, I don't think PHP is your problem. And I do think you have a huge gap in your knowledge about web-framework, so learn about web-frameworks, before switching your language


Comment on Re: How to use Perl in web pages?
Re^2: How to use Perl in web pages?
by Porculus (Hermit) on Jun 07, 2009 at 22:37 UTC

    You have a valid point; Perl is not a silver bullet. Even those of us who believe that Perl is a better language than PHP in every way must reluctantly acknowledge that switching languages is not the solution to every problem. :)

    Whether this means someone "should" stick with PHP is more debatable, and depends on their personal learning style. Some people find gradual learning easier than rapid change, and if kitsune's that sort of person then sticking with PHP might be helpful. On the other hand, some people find a clean break helpful; it instantly gets them away from any existing bad habits, and it forces them to learn the new approach properly instead of falling back on their old tried-and-tested approaches when the going gets tough. If kitsune is that sort of person, then switching to Perl now would be best.

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