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

by sri (Vicar)
on Oct 04, 2005 at 09:12 UTC ( #497162=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled

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! :)
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Re^2: Seeking help learning Catalyst -- the obvious links left me befuddled
by water (Deacon) on Nov 05, 2005 at 18:57 UTC
    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,, etc), or whether each major subcomponent should be its own tree
    • I found the wiki subsite (the old homepage?) hard to make sense of...
    • I liked these doc links:
    • 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!


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