[Catalyst] RFC: Catalyst::Controller::REST::DBIC

Peter Karman peter at peknet.com
Mon May 5 19:28:58 BST 2008

On 05/05/2008 12:16 PM, J. Shirley wrote:

> The discussions about a better CRUD base class with REST and RPC
> adapters is obviously the better (best?) solution, but I also think
> there will be significant disagreement between appropriate URI
> resource conventions (as my exchange with zby is an example of.)  

As has been mentioned before, there is an existing REST + CRUD implementation already on CPAN:


It definitely has URI styles in place already, though overriding fetch() to chain to a
different root (like /id instead of /) seems trivial to me.

There is also work started on a DBIC adapter, and existing model stores in place already
for RDBO and filesystem (LDAP is on my TODO list). SVN is here:


I hope to push a new release of CX::CRUD soon that will support the 'x-tunneled-method'
syntax of drolsky's REST::ForBrowsers in addition to the '_http_method' syntax of prior
CX::CRUD::REST releases.

Please, consider building on existing code like CX::CRUD and/or suggesting changes to the
current implementation, rather than starting a new project. There are already too many
CRUD-style Catalyst modules on CPAN imho.

Peter Karman  .  peter at peknet.com  .  http://peknet.com/

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