Gentlemen, a call to arms!
ian at indecorous.com
Mon Oct 16 18:06:22 BST 2006
Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> I'm excited about Catalyst because a lot of people are writing web
> applications these days. You may have heard of applications like
> "Google", "delicious", "YouTube", etc., most of which are web-based.
> Web applications are where the world is heading, regardless of whether
> or not that excites you :)
I'm in the process of writing one myself. I'm using CGI::Application
now, because I tried plugging authentication plugins into Catalyst and
the code barfed horribly. And then, of course, I found myself stuck
because all the "helper" applications had written a pile of code I had
no clue about and I just couldn't get debugged. So I gave up.
(As I recall one of the entries in the Pragmatic Programmers book was
along the lines of "beware of wizards", and this seemed to fit that one
Now, much of the problem rests with me attempting to run before I can
walk, not reading the various tutorials, etc., but I put together a
functional log in/log out app with CGI::Application in no time, and it
worked, and all the custom code that was present was written by me.
I don't mean to knock the excellent work of the Catalyst people - my
problems with it are undoubtedly my own - but while I'm excited by the
idea of Catalyst, the reality was a bit of a let-down :(
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