[dancer-users] Need a CRUD kickstart

Richard Reina gatorreina at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 19:27:01 BST 2015

Warren, Thank you for your reply and you very valuable advice. Completely
lost but not willing to give up.


2015-08-04 13:22 GMT-05:00 Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa.com>:

> On Aug 4, 2015, at 8:06 AM, Richard Reina <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am trying to learn dancer. Have played around with
> Dancer::Plugin::SimpleCRUD and although I find it useful I can't find an
> example that applies specifically to what I want to learn.
> Dancer has a fairly small community, as compared to, say, Drupal or
> Rails.  Now you’re filtering your expected answer so that only the subset
> of that small community that knows a non-core plugin can answer, and
> filtering it further to those who know of an example that does some fairly
> specific thing.
> There probably isn’t a single person on the planet with all of those
> qualifications.  At best, you’re going to find a SimpleCRUD fan willing to
> write that code for you, out of generosity.
> Instead, start with stock Dancer, then pose *specific* questions when you
> get stuck, providing the code you’ve run into trouble with.  Then at least
> everyone on the list could potentially answer your problem.
> I wouldn’t view SimpleCRUD as an easy on-ramp to learning Dancer, I’d view
> it as a potential code-saving device once you know Dancer and decide that
> your app does in fact fit its design language.
> That’s the problem with prescriptive frameworks: if your problem doesn’t
> fit the framework, you end up doing a bunch of work to hack around that
> framework’s design, wasting some of the savings it tried to give you.
> One of the beauties of core Dancer is that it is entirely
> non-prescriptive.  It’s a bag of tools, which you can choose to use as you
> wish.
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