I have been asked to build an intranet for our 300 user facility. I have done so little "web" development it is not worth mentioning. The vast majority of my perl experience is in data munging, so I need some guidance regarding web programming. Initially they'd like a phonebook app and some calendaring, maybe an RSS reader for news and events. When I first started looking at what is available module wise I thought I'd simply need CGI, but after really looking things over I'm wondering if Template::Toolkit
perhaps even Catalyst
may be best to get this done. There are so many choices I'm just confusing myself before I even start. At this point the most important thing for me is simply to get started. Perhaps someone can point me to some intranet samples using perl. Fortunately I don't (yet) have any firm dead lines but I know there are coming.
A few other items worth noting:
- I will eventually need to connect to a sql server
- Access to Exchange/Active Directory
- Exchange calendaring
- Whatever else the bigwigs can come up with
Any thoughts on design from a graphical standpoint would also be greatly appreciated.
I don't have any choice on the IIS portion of this project. If I did it would linux/apache, at least they are not telling me I can only use visual studio and sharepoint.