[Catalyst] Advent Calendar... Grant proposal...

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 20:43:56 GMT 2015

umm from something they're *more* familiar with.

On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 7:43 AM, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:

> The catalyst docs could do with a substantial review, they haven't had
> much attention lately.  In particular there could do with being a good
> index.
> I think the issue with people thinking catalyst is too big/complex is that
> lots and lots of developers are used to a procedural approach to dealing
> with web applications, and have troulble with a couple of things. These are:
> 1.  Lots of people are in the habit of writing procedural web apps, and
> don't feel that they want to shift over to a more OO style.
> 2.  Some aspects of the dispatcher freak people out until they learn it
> (and especially until they get comfortable with chained) and this is a bit
> of a point of resistance.
> 3.  Catalyst used to be hard to install (and catalyst had a lot of
> influence on improving the cpan toolchain during the relatively early
> days), but this isn't the case any more, but the perception lingers in
> places.
> Maybe the solution is in part for someone to write a
> Catalyst::Manual::Unsweetened in the same sprit as
> Moose::Manual::Unsweetened in order to gently guide people towards catalyst
> from something they're less familiar with.
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