What's the state of Perl web frameworks?
Joshua Hoblitt pounced on me in AIM this morning as soon as I opened my laptop.
Joshua Hoblitt: Here's something to put on Perlbuzz.
JH: WTF MVC framework is working this week?
Andy Lester: Sounds like an editorial in the making?
JH: Maypole is dead, Catalyst is um, well, I've never managed to finish a project with it.
JH: The documentation is SHIIITTT.
JH: And the book is one of the most crapped-on books I've ever seen on Amazon.
JH: So Catalyst is a no go for me.
JH: So what's left? Roll your own with Mason?
JH: Ya, I've used it for small stuff.
JH: The kind of stuff you put in one monster .pm file so it's trivial to install.
JH: Hmm, there's MasonX::MiniMVC.
JH: And this egg thing.
AL: Can I post this chat as an article?
JH: Please do.
I've gone through a similar thought process recently. I've started looking at CGI::Application, but the work project where I was starting to use it has been derailed for a weeks.
I welcome your ideas on the state of frameworks, either in comments below, or as a guest editorial.