[Catalyst] plat_forms report published on June 20th. 2007. Geneva
team on Catalyst wins the Perl track.
danielmcbrearty at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 21:16:34 GMT 2007
interesting inside view of the whole thing, Cédric. Thanks.
On 6/20/07, Cédric Bouvier <cbouvi at free.fr> wrote:
> Le mercredi 20 juin 2007, à 18 heures 28, Matt S Trout écrivait :
> > On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 06:35:31PM +0200, Daniel McBrearty wrote:
> > > hate to admit it, but perl took a hammering in terms of the
> > > completeness of solutions thing, maybe the most important metric.
> > > see the charts on page 13.
> > Perl WSDL/SOAP tooling is pants. Film at 11.
> > I do know of a large suite of Cat apps whose primary purpose is to
> > handle such, but I believe the company in question largely built the
> > functionality up from scratch.
> > Volunteers to put together a Catalyst::Plugin::Server::SOAP would be
> > welcome and I believe the ::Server authors would be willing to advise
> > (as would I, I had a little bit of involvement in the design process
> > as well).
> Before we went to battle, we tried to learn as much as we could about
> SOAP and how to handle it. And we felt the lack of appropriate modules,
> but finally said, "well, that will have to do", and hoped that the
> requirement would only be to implement some sort of web service.
> Unfortunately, the requirements just included a WSDL file, and the words
> "implement that!". So we were doomed. The pressure and lack of sleep
> must have blinded me, for I didn't give up at once, and wasted valuable
> time trying to get something working.
> To me, it seems that the "enterprise" world take it for granted that
> SOAP is a synonym for web services, the only way to go, whereas the
> Perl community generaly considers it as useless and as heavy as a dead
> donkey. Still, we would definitely benefit from having a decent
> Catalyst::Plugin to handle that.
> C é d r i c B o u v i e r
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