Early-2000s Perl Beckons with Plentiful Documentation
June 27, 2011 8:56 PM Subscribe
I'd like to get my feet wet with Perl. Baby steps, just a little beyond "Hello World." I'd like to create a simple little app. I have a few questions...
posted by circular to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There's a lot of great Perl info out there that shows early-2000s CGI methodology. It seems easier than using a framework. I tried Mojolicious but I just don't have the ability to see where the framework ends and Perl begins -- that is, I don't have enough experience to pick up where the documentation leaves off.
So, question 1: Is it a big deal to just use the early-2000s stuff instead of a framework like Mojolicious? I was worried about e.g. clean URLs but it seems like some redirect work in .htaccess could fix that.
Question 2: Assuming it's not a huge mistake to forego frameworks for now, I'd like to make a simple CRUD app with an admin side. My first idea was to create a call log. Where to start with the admin-side part? For example, the Perl tutorial at Tizag.com will show me how to read from a database. How about writing to it, and password-protecting the admin area? Any good tutorials out there?