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Catalyst and UI framework

by Thai Heng (Beadle)
on Dec 26, 2012 at 12:25 UTC ( #1010374=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Thai Heng has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

My software is heavy database, so many html ui is one table edit like form, or master-detail form curd. What's the relivent ui framework suitable in Catalyst. TT or FormBuilder or FormFU or others out of the Perl world?

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Re: Catalyst and UI framework
by zwon (Abbot) on Dec 26, 2012 at 13:56 UTC

    It is not exactly clear what is your problem. But if you need to deal with forms I would recommend HTML::FormHandler

      I would recommend HTML::FormHandler?

      Any particular reason why?

        It is my personal preference. Some years ago I tried HTML::FormFu and CGI::FormBuilder to see if they can help me with form handling. I was disappointed, because they wouldn't allow me to reduce amount of code or make it more clean comparing to what we had in our project. In fact I was disappointed so much, that when Gerda Shank released HTML::FormHandler, I ignored it for more than a year before giving it a try. And when I finally gave it a try I instantly liked it, it really does make things simple, concise and clean.

        I don't want to pretend that I learned everything about HTML::FormFu and CGI::FormBuilder before giving up, and it is possible that they both improved a lot since I looked at them, but if you're looking for module to handle forms I would definitely recommend you to include HTML::FormHandler into list of modules to try.

Re: Catalyst and UI framework
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 26, 2012 at 22:20 UTC
    Most web applications use a database but are not "simply front-ends for" one. You need to define the functionality of the web application that you need, which definition includes but is not limited to how that application interacts with a database.

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