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Why oh Why oh Whyo (Catalyst Woes)by OverlordQ (Hermit)
|on Feb 23, 2006 at 01:33 UTC
Why is it that there is almost absolutely zero documentation for the beginning user about using Catalyst. Sure the Catalyst::Manual::Tutorial is nice, that is if all you're trying to do is what the manual says. Trying to go through the Manual proper will only further confuse yourself. I've come to this conclusion after trying for a solid week to get user authentication/authorization/roles done using DBIx::Class and a MySQL database. I tried looking at the relavent POD, but after (trying) to implement it how it shows, it leaves you with more questions then answers.
Basically my complaint is that every Document and Tutorial assumes you're already a master at the MVC layout and Catalyst and there is almost slightly less then zero tutorials or documentation for a beginning user trying to setup even a basic program using Catalyst.
I was going to code everything from scratch, then I decide to try some sort of framework to make it easier for repetitive tasks like user registration, authentication, sessions, and Catalyst billed itself as it 'Just Worked', well hate to rain on their slogan, but it hasn't been Fun, Rewarding, or Quick.