[Catalyst] Where is the "Catalyst for Dummies" page?
brian.kirkbride at deeperbydesign.com
Sat Oct 20 19:00:07 GMT 2007
J. Shirley wrote:
> On 10/19/07, *Dave Rolsky* <autarch at urth.org <mailto:autarch at urth.org>>
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, J. Shirley wrote:
> > Here's a good path to follow:
> > 1) How would I accomplish [business goal] as a library that other
> people can
> > use?
> > 2) How can I test [business goal]
> > 3) Write that API as a separate perl module (MyApp::BizLogic)
> > 4) Now, write a thin Catalyst adapter class
> (MyApp::Model::BizLogic) that
> > provides the Catalyst hooks to make it easier to talk to in the
> As an aside, I don't really grok #4. My big Catalyst project has been
> converting an existing Mason/Alzabo site to use Catalyst, but with the
> same model classes using Alzabo.
> I've had to do very little to hook Catalyst to my model, beyond writing
> some thing adapter classes to make the Authentication plugin happy. What
> exactly do people put in their Catalyst Model classes?
> Well, I mostly put in an adapter class to make auth happy ;) -- also,
> you can put in some other caching logic that is only relevant while
> running inside of Cat.
Exactly! Or passing $c->log to your models, or even passing the app's
base URL if your model's need to generate URLs (for email, etc).
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