[Catalyst] Is Catalyst large enough to sustain a book?

Nilson Santos Figueiredo Junior acid06 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 17:18:43 CEST 2006

On 4/26/06, Harley Mackenzie <hjm at bigpond.com> wrote:
>    * Does Catalyst have enough momentum and support to sustain a book?

I think Catalyst should become a little bit more stable before a
proper book. Not stable in the sense that it crashes, has lots of
bugs, etc. But "interface stability".

I also think that Catalyst should develop at least 3 things before
trying to appeal to a broader audience:

1. Schema::Declare (or another equivalent approach)
2. Better and consistent AJAX libraries support (
C::P::HTML::Prototype can't beat RoR AJAX support, if you consider the
ease-of-use factor )
3. Continuations should be working safely and consistently

(1) is halfly done, (3) seems to going pretty well in the dev
branches, although I didn't test it. For (2) Catalyst might even get
Summer of Code funding, if we can come up with something.

After we've got these (or equivalent) I think Catalyst will be ready for a book.

-Nilson Santos F. Jr.

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