Chapter 19

The Next Steps

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • What this book covers... and what it leaves out
  • Using an DBIx::Class and other mappers to map relations
  • How to use the Template Toolkit
  • Building web applications with Catalyst

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOAD FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at http://www.wrox.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=1118013847 on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is divided into the following major examples:

  • lib/My/Schema.pm
  • lib/My/Schema/Result/License.pm
  • lib/My/Schema/Result/Media.pm
  • lib/My/Schema/Result/MediaType.pm
  • listing_19_1_dbic.pl
  • listing_19_2_letter.pl
  • templates/en/letter.tt2
  • templates/fr/letter.tt2

You’ve finally made it to the last chapter! (Be honest, you’ve skipped ahead and started reading this.) Chapters 1 through 11 gave you the skills you need to be an entry level Perl programmer (Chapter 17 helps there, too). Chapters 12 through 16 gave you the skills to take the next step in your Perl programming career. Chapter 18 covers a few skills that explain some common tasks you’ll encounter, and strong skills for understanding your code. This chapter introduces you to the skills that can take you to the next level.

WHAT NEXT?

It’s difficult to say that you truly understand a programming language until you understand the libraries for that language. Your author, for example, “knows” Java and has programmed in it from time to time, but he doesn’t actually know the common libraries for the language. ...

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