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Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.

by pmu (Beadle)
on Apr 19, 2014 at 07:17 UTC ( #1082870=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
pmu has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Respected Monks,

I have been through the Dancer documentation and have searched the net as well. Yet, I do not come across a document that explains Dancer in complete details or something that written for folks who know basic Perl.

I have some basic Perl Scripting knowledge created a few scripts that capture, filter and e-mail outputs of certain commands. I now want to put the same reports on a webpage, where people can type in the serial number of the array and get the alerts. I want to build a webpage wherein, say for example, a user can put in the name of a server and get the details such as how much storage its accessing and from which storage arrays etc etc.

I also feel that my lack of knowledge is preventing me from understanding the basic dancer concepts. So how do I go about it?

Any pointers, suggestions would really help.

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Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 19, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Apr 20, 2014 at 01:27 UTC

    Today, by far the best way to learn <<anything>> is to “look for an existing example ... not just a demo, but an example of a real thing ... then reverse engineer figure out how it works.”   Github is an excellent resource for doing that, although not the only one.   I have also found that it is very beneficial to “use the Source, Luke!”   In other words, look through the actual source-code of <<Dancer>>.   Very often, you will find comments in that source-code which give you strong clues as to “the designer’s intent.”

    Maybe the very-most important lesson to learn is that ... you are not the first.   There are, by now, thousands of web sites that have been implemented using <<Dancer>> and the complete source-code to many of them can probably somewhere be found.   Therefore, you do not have to start at ground-zero on anything, and ground-zero is never (these days) the right place to start.

Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.
by pmu (Beadle) on Apr 19, 2014 at 15:28 UTC

    Respected Monks,

    Thank you for your guidance. Another Thank You for not ridiculing me and not asking me to "get off the darn lawn" :)

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Re: Beginner's guide for Perl Dancer.
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 19, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
    Most Monks won't belittle you. (There are fairly-notable exceptions.) Welcome.

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