[Catalyst] Has anyone read the book "Catalyst 5.8 : The Perl MVC Framework" yet?

John Karr brainbuz at brainbuz.org
Mon Oct 25 00:23:04 GMT 2010

It came out just as I was trying to learn catalyst. From a beginner
perspective it wasn't of any value -- thankfully Kennedy Clark has been
doing an excellent job with the Tutorial on CPAN, because that's how I
figured most things out. I was severely disappointed with the book, and not
the least concerned with LOLCats and Kitty Pidgin. The people who wrote the
book are a very knowledgeable group and sometimes their book works as a
reference, but overall doesn't seem add a lot to what's already in the
documentation, while being of no value to beginners whatsoever. 


It would be nice to have a good beginner book and a more advanced book. If
any of the more advanced programmers on this list would like someone to help
with writing the beginner book, don't hesitate to get in touch! 


From: Philip Medes [mailto:pmedes_2000 at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 5:33 PM
To: The elegant MVC web framework
Subject: Re: [Catalyst] Has anyone read the book "Catalyst 5.8 : The Perl
MVC Framework" yet?


I actually read the first 2 chapters and tried the examples.   I haven't had
time to finish the book. 
I haven't read any other books on Catalyst, but I do like the Sitepoint
books better ("Build Your Own Ruby On Rails Web Applications").


From: Kiffin Gish <kiffin.gish at planet.nl>
To: catalyst at lists.scsys.co.uk
Sent: Fri, October 1, 2010 3:15:47 PM
Subject: [Catalyst] Has anyone read the book "Catalyst 5.8 : The Perl MVC
Framework" yet?

I recently received a copy of the book "Catalyst 5.8 : The Perl MVC
Framework" for review, have read it and tried out the examples.

Before I make my judgments public, I'd first be curious to hear from
others in the Catalyst Community about what their views are on the

Those that have "actually read" the book, that is. I've already seen a
couple blog entries and they tend to be fairly negative (we sure prefer
to rant).

Kiffin Gish <Kiffin.Gish at planet.nl>
Gouda, The Netherlands

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