[Catalyst] Best practice: How to build app parts reusable?

Matthias Dietrich mdietrich at cpan.org
Mon Jun 1 16:48:51 GMT 2009

Hm, should this be posted on Catalyst-dev?

Am 31.05.2009 um 18:06 schrieb Matthias Dietrich:

> Hi,
> in one of my Catalyst apps I'm building application parts that I  
> want to reuse in other Catalyst apps where possible.  What's the  
> best practice to do that?  I mean the complete parts from  
> controller, to model, DBIC schema classes and templates.
> Let's assume one part is a guestbook (no, it's not but it's a funny  
> example ;)).  The integration of the controller class is very easy.   
> I just would build a new controller inside the app which uses the  
> guestbook controller as base class and sets the correct namespace,  
> where the guestbook should appear.  A similar procedure would get me  
> the model and schemes into my app, but it requires a wrapper class  
> for each class the guestbook brings with.  And the templates?  The  
> only way I know of is to copy and paste them into the 'root' folder  
> of the app.
> There has to be a better way.  But which?
> I'm also thinking about whole reusable applications.  For example a  
> shopping system which can be extended and modified by overwriting  
> methods while the base system can be upgraded seamlessly.  (I know  
> MojoMojo as a standalone Catalyst app, but it's only standalone and  
> not to be extended locally.)
> matt

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