[Catalyst] RESTful example apps?

Ian.Docherty at nomura.com Ian.Docherty at nomura.com
Thu Sep 15 12:53:56 GMT 2011

-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Henry [mailto:gavin.henry at gmail.com] 
Sent: 15 September 2011 13:21
To: The elegant MVC web framework
Subject: [Catalyst] RESTful example apps?


I was wondering if any one has any example code implement a REST API
in Catalyst?


[Ian replied.] 

This is roughly what I tend to do...

package MyApp::Web::Controller::Rest;
use Moose;
use Readonly;

    extends 'Catalyst::Controller::REST';
my $base_url = '/rest';

Readonly::Scalar our $HTTP__OK                              => 200;
Readonly::Scalar our $HTTP__BAD_REQUEST                     => 400;
Readonly::Scalar our $HTTP__FORBIDDEN                       => 403;
Readonly::Scalar our $HTTP__NOT_FOUND                       => 404;

sub foo : Local : ActionClass('REST::ForBrowsers') {}

*status_GET_foo = \&foo_GET;
sub foo_GET : Private {
    my ($self, $c) = @_;

    # Response
    my $response = {
        message     => 'hello world',
        bar         => 123,

    $c->stash->{rest} = $response;

sub bam : Local : ActionClass('REST::ForBrowsers') {}

*status_GET_bam = \&bam_GET;
sub bam_GET : Private {
    my ($self, $c) = @_;

    # response
    my $response = {
        message     => 'this is bam',
        bar         => 456,

    $c->stash->{rest} = $response;

sub bam_POST : Private {
    my ($self, $c) = @_;
    # POST your input data here
    # Response
    my $response = {
        message => 'success',
        status  => 1,
    $c->stash->{rest} = $response;


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