Recommendation for simple Web Frameworks

Richard Huxton dev at
Thu Jan 6 19:39:32 GMT 2011

On 06/01/11 19:17, Joel Bernstein wrote:
> On 6 January 2011 20:04, Simon Wistow<simon at>  wrote:
>> Before I write my own (or repurpose one of the hundred previosu ones
>> I've written) does anyone have any recommendations?

I've been using Dancer to stitch together a fairly simple web front end 
to a heavier backend app, and also for an intranet reporting app. The 
docs are a bit sparse, but improving all the time and they did an advent 
calendar that gives you a good overview:

I've had no trouble understanding the code when trying to figure out how 
things work.

The routing is simple enough, and it's easy to set up sessions, json 
responses for ajax-based services, REST via plugins etc. Has a 
Dancer::Test module too.

The current 1.2 release is supposedly going to be kept stable through 
its lifetime. It hooks into plack simply enough and the "starman" server 
is supposed to provide good performance (it's certainly more than good 
enough for me). The plack debug plugin is handy, and there are some 
dancer-specific extensions for it.

   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd

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