[Catalyst] [SOT] cat webmail app?

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 16:08:48 BST 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Robert Krimen <robertkrimen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Roderick A. Anderson <raanders at acm.org>
> wrote:
>> J. Shirley wrote:
>>> Then, just a simple adapter class to use that model will bind it into
>>> Catalyst and away you go with a webmail client.
>> Yes!  I'll have to look at the PEP site again to see what has been done.
>>  The Mailing list is pretty low volume so I mostly just glance at the
>> messages.
> To take this idea further down the rabbit hole, you could build most of the
> interface with javascript and HTML (Jemplate, YUI, Dojo, jQuery, ...) and
> then have
> Catalyst provide a JSON API (View::JSON) layer between your adapter class
> and the javascript.
> Rob

JSON is just a wire format, if you want an API better to go with
something with some guidelines like REST or RPC (JSON-RPC is pretty

Catalyst::Action::REST takes quite a bit of yak-shaving out of it.
There is also talk about XMPP/PubSub routing for RESTful webservices:

May be worth a read if you want something extensible and scalable,
while still trying to do the right thing.


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