[Catalyst] Its time for Advent again

Octavian Rasnita orasnita at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 07:44:27 GMT 2012

Hi John,

I have sent you a message with articles attached but I haven't received any 
message from you, so I don't know if they reached your mailbox.

It's December 1st, but I can still see "The calendar has been retired." 
message on the page:


It's the advent calendar really abandoned?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Napiorkowski" <jjn1056 at yahoo.com>
To: "The elegant MVC web framework" <catalyst at lists.scsys.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 6:39 PM
Subject: [Catalyst] Its time for Advent again

Hey everyone,

Here's a copy of a blog post I did announcing calls for advent articles:


So last year wasn't the most spectacular Perl Catalyst Advent we've ever 
had. Lets see if we can do better this go around! In order to assist, here's 
a few thoughts on simple articles you can do:
* Take any old article and modernize it...
* ...or show an alternative approach.
* Elaborate or improve on an idea you've previously written about in a blog, 
or that you read about in some else's blog.
* Cools things you can do now that Catalyst is Plack at the core.
* Alternatives to using the stash to pass data around.
* Examples of applications not using Template Toolkit or DBIx::Class
* Examples of using Catalyst with other frameworks such as Web-Simple and 
* Examples of testing, especially anything using Behavior Driven techniques 
(think rspec or cucumber).
Alternatively we don't need tech oriented articles. I'd be really happy to 
see some people write something from a business or planning perspective. For 
example, if you are a CTO or person in planning, something about how you 
used Catalyst effectively to rapidly meet business goals would be very 
helpful. Or if someone wanted to look at the results of the recent poll and 
perform some interesting analysis, I think the community would love to see 
Lets get it rolling!


What I didn't announce via the blog is that if we don't get enough 
commitment, it would be better to not do a catalyst only advent article, and 
just combine our submissions over the one of the general Perl Advent 

Having a poor showing in our advent calendar doesn't send the right message 
and it would be better to have a one or two in a popular and full calendar 
than a bunch of empty dates on ours.

Lets here your thoughts on the matter!


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