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From Kaare Rasmussen <ka...@jasonic.dk>
Subject Re: Embperl Abandoned: Next Steps?
Date Sat, 06 Sep 2008 21:00:41 GMT
> So my question to the community (what's left of it) is this: which
> language/product should I use instead of Embperl/Embperl Object?  Here
> are my priorities:
> - Camelness: I would prefer to stay under the Perl umbrella if possible.
> I am not unwilling to learn other languages if necessary but Perl rocks!
> - Power: Properly implemented, Embperl/Embperl Object is VERY powerful
> and productive.  I don't want to downgrade to an inferior product
> - Open Source: of course
> - Continuity: I need to choose a product that is not on it's way to
> retirement
> - Documentation: Something well documented (perhaps supported by an
> O'Reilly book).
> - Community: There should be an active community with active discussion
> boards and more than one person enhancing/maintaining the product
> - Linux: Microsoft is out of the question.

I think you should look at Catalyst, perhaps the most active Perl Web 
development framework. It's a full-featured MVC framework that meets all of 
the above requirements.

The model part is most often DBIx::Class (if you're talking to databases), and 
the view part is mostly recommended to be Template Toolkit. I'm getting tired 
og the latter, but in Catalyst you can switch components, so I'm thinking to 
use something else. 
It's possible to plug in Embperl there, but as you've found, it's not actively 
being developed.

Perhaps Template::Declare. I like the observation that designers don't 
understand templates, only CSS :-)

-- 

Med venlig hilsen
Kaare Rasmussen, Jasonic

Jasonic                 Telefon: +45 3816 2582
Nordre Fasanvej 12
2000 Frederiksberg      Email: kaare@jasonic.dk

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