Jonathan Swartz wrote:
> Raymond - come out from under there! Despite Dave's particular strong
> preference, NOT everyone is using or should be using Catalyst.
Thanks -- it was getting a bit dark under the table. :-)
You have a point. I guess there aren't just Amazon web pages and
homepages out there on the Web but a lot of other types in between. My
site happens to be developed and maintained by just me. Often, when
confronted with all the choices that CPAN gives (not just for HTML
frameworks), it's often difficult to figure out where to start.
Honestly, one of my reasons for choosing Mason was the Mason book, which
my local library had. But, I did give Catalyst a try (that was the only
other one I tried before deciding) and it seemed to take a long time to
get the HTML-equivalent of "Hello world" and when I got it, there was a
little of "Ok, now where do I go?". The tutorial in the Mason book gave
an indication of "Wow, I can do this!" (well, that should be what
tutorials are for... :-) ).
I somewhat regret not having invested more time into making a decision.
At the time, quick results was the priority, unfortunately. Yet
Dave's comparison of Mason to php is somewhat frightening. :-)
Thanks to this thread, I'll look into other alternatives and hope that
migrating from a Mason system is possible and restarting from scratch
Just looking at the link that Dave sent, I'm skimming over the MVC part
and as my system doesn't use an SQL database, I'm wondering if Catalyst
is overkill?? Anyway, I'll look at the on-line documentation some more
and if thinks look better, maybe I can then look into the upcoming