YAPC::NA 2007

June 25-27, Houston, TX

Cathartic Catalytic Conversion

Cathartic Catalytic Conversion

By Dave Gray
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 09:00 AM
Duration: 20 minutes

Learning how to properly use an MVC framework can make your productivity skyrocket. This talk is the story of one Perl programmer's journey from "What does MVC stand for again?" to "Watch me code this application as you're explaining it to me."

Any programmer who codes things that live on the web has reinvented the wh^H^Hquery string parser once or twice, or written generic functions to generate and parse form elements. It's probably the closest thing to hazing there is in web programming. And like most rites of passage, it's better to be done with it. Once you get friendly with Catalyst, you'll be able to spend more of your working hours on actual application logic instead of re-coding the wheels that are the ubiquitous details of web programming.