[Catalyst] Re: So, what do we want in the -next- book?

Tobias Kremer list at funkreich.de
Mon Apr 28 11:11:32 BST 2008

Quoting "Ali M." <tclwarrior at gmail.com>:
> Sorry to say this, but your book is not a good book!
> I cannot in good faith recommend it to anyone. Please consider
> believing the bad review your book got, because they are correct.

And here we are again, waiting for the usual "If you don't like what's out
there, roll/write/code your own" response which is not gonna make things better
for Catalyst or Perl in general ... I bought the book, put it in my shelf and
never looked into it. I seriously doubt that's a good sign for any book ...

Writing a book IS hard and I appreciate the work Jonathan put in the first
Catalyst book. But the book in its current form really is not very appealing
especially to people who're not involved in the Cat community at all.

I don't know why the Perl community in general is having such a hard time making
its favourite language and tools like Catalyst appealing to the outside world. I
suppose all those Ruby and PHP dudes are better at this because many of them
once started out as "web designers" before becoming "web developers" ... It
seems there are too few top-notch developers in the Perl community who have a
sense for the "soft" factors that make or break a product.


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