[dancer-users] Getting started with Perl Dancer - new screencast

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 08:50:36 BST 2013

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> recently I've started again to publish screencasts, this time solely
> on my own Perl Maven site.


> After two very experimental videos, I think
> this is already reasonably ok to show:
> http://perlmaven.com/videos/getting-started-with-perl-dancer

Very cool.

> Given enough feedback I can create a whole series of screencasts for
> Dancer,
> but I'd certainly like to get some feedback from you. What subject
> would you like to
> be covered?
> Should this be aimed at Perl developers who start with Dancer or
> people who are already experienced with Dancer? Should it maybe even
> assume no, or very little Perl knowledge as well?

That's actually a very tricky issue. I had the same problem wanting to do
screencasts. Where do you start from? What do you cover?

If I'd want to do a screencast series for Dancer, I would start with "you
know computers (and maybe a bit of programming) and you want to write a
website" much like the early Rails screencasts which were like "do these
things and you get yourself a website". People learned variables as they
went along. Same with functions and other constructs.

> My plan is to follow the footsteps of railscasts.com and provide some
> of the videos free
> of charge and some for paying subscribers only so I can cover my bills.
> Will there be enough people to make this sustainable?

I have no idea. I guess it depends on how good they are. The Rails were
very successful.

Good luck! :)
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