Build scalable and extendable web applications using Packt's new Catalyst 5.8 book
07/07/2010

This book embodies Catalyst's philosophies of “Do It Yourself and Don't Repeat Yourself”. It begins with explaining how the MVC pattern simplifies creating quality applications and moves on to explaining how Catalyst allows readers to tap this power instantly. It explains advanced design patterns and concludes with the improvements that Moose brings to all this. Towards the end of the book, readers will be able to build clean, scalable and extendable web applications.

Online PR News – 07-July-2010 – – Packt is pleased to announce Catalyst 5.8: the Perl MVC Framework, a new book that helps Perl Developers understand web applications with the help of MVC principles. Written by Jonathan Rockway and Antano Solar John, this book helps Web and Perl developers learn how to use Catalyst using various components which are involved in a web application.

Catalyst is an open source web application framework written in Perl, that closely follows the model-view-controller (MVC) architecture, and supports a number of experimental web patterns. It is written using Moose, a modern object system for Perl. It is heavily inspired by frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Maypole, and Spring. Catalyst is primarily distributed through the CPAN, which is the official distribution channel for Perl libraries and applications.

Catalyst 5.8: the Perl MVC Framework helps Perl developers design, develop, test, and deploy applications rapidly with the open source MVC Catalyst framework. It will not only help them design a database scheme but also access a SQLite database. Additionally, they can also incorporate RSS feeds in their applications and build custom models without using any database.

This book embodies Catalyst's philosophies of “Do It Yourself and Don't Repeat Yourself”. It begins with explaining how the MVC pattern simplifies creating quality applications and moves on to explaining how Catalyst allows readers to tap this power instantly. It explains advanced design patterns and concludes with the improvements that Moose brings to all this. Towards the end of the book, readers will be able to build clean, scalable and extendable web applications.

Perl Developers who want to strengthen their skills by understanding Web Application development using MVC principles will find this book an interesting and beneficial read. The book is out and available from Packt. For more information please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/catalyst-5-8-the-perl-mvc-framework/book