[Catalyst] Re: Advent 2012 -- Catalyst in Nine Steps -- Kudos toOctavian

John Napiorkowski jjn1056 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 30 20:40:55 GMT 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Octavian Rasnita <orasnita at gmail.com>
> To: John Napiorkowski <jjn1056 at yahoo.com>; The elegant MVC web framework <catalyst at lists.scsys.co.uk>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [Catalyst] Re: Advent 2012 -- Catalyst in Nine Steps -- Kudos toOctavian
> From: "John Napiorkowski" <jjn1056 at yahoo.com>
> Hi John and thank you again.
>>  I'd really like to see a project to gather up, modernize and peer 
> review all the best / informative Advent articles of years past, and we could 
> gather
>>  it together as an open source project on github (similarly to the way the 
> Modern Perl book is done). Crafting an ebook would be
>>  straightforward, even if we didn't have a publisher. We could version 
> it and update it from time to time as well.
>>  We could even put it on some various ebook sites and charge a small fee, to 
> try and raise some money for the project.
> Do you think it can be helpful enough?

Not sure, just tossing out ideas to see what sticks!

> I mean, if we are talking about existing articles only, I think that even a 
> beginner can read catalystframework.org and Catalyst advent articles from 
> previous years.

I guess my thinking is some of the older articles that are good are also pre Moose and pre PSGI.  I figured modernizing them and having people review it for modern practices would make them more valuable.  

> And yes, I think you are right about the reasons of not too much contribution in 
> the last period...
> Maybe it would require a smaller effort to just create a page with links to the 
> recommended articles, and I think the recommended articles for a beginner should 
> be those who allow him to create a web site with little effort, not the best 
> posible which may be hard to understand by a beginner.

No doubt, we could easily do that!

> Octavian

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