I'm writing prototype code to establish proof of concept for a web database app. I have DBIx-Class working and searching OK.
I'd like to use webforms (just basic CGI HTML), first to just to search and show results from searches but also to do CRUD/BREAD. I can see a number of modules that might help. I'd rather not guess which are the best modules/methods to use...
I've located 12 likely modules and skimmed through the documentation of each + other stuff and reduced my list to 3 options. The others I've categorised according to my reason for rejection underneath. I would be grateful if anyone can:
Otherwise, perhaps the list will be useful to other beginners anyway.
Based on DBIx, sounds straightforward
Class for creating a CGI interface to a database
DBIx-HTMLinterface-0.11 - 15 Dec 1999 - James Furness
[The DBIx::HTMLinterface class allows a CGI interface to a database. I
+t enables a CGI interface to a database to be created, supporting rec
+ord addition, modification, deletion and searching. It provides a use
+r friendly interface with descriptions of fields provided. The field
+descriptions along with information on whether the field is visible,
+hidden or excluded are extracted from a table, allowing easy modifica
+tion and addition of fields and tables without having to edit code.
Simple database administration. Forms are created automatically on dem
+and, SQL statements are generated as needed and processed. The module
+ contains enough autonomy to potentially run with only wrapper perl c
+ode placed around it.
Full form configuration
Forms can be modified to add descriptions and extra information to fie
+lds, making it easy to change output without having to edit code.
Extensive callback procedures and configuration options allow output,
+password protection and logging to be configured as desired.
Full HTML customisation
HTML output and table formats can be customised easily by the user.]
For creating web userinterfaces to DBI databases.
DBIx-HTMLView-0.1 - 01 Oct 2001 - Hakan Ardo
[This is a general propose module to simplify the creation of web user
+interfaces to a DBI database, currently it can list, view, add, edit
+and delete entries in the databse using either <input ...> or <textar
+ea> to gather the info. Se the new method description for info on how
+ to define the database format and how the fields should be edited.]
Based on Catalyst or otherwise similarly frightening
Easily generate and process stateful forms
CGI-FormBuilder-3.0401 - 08 Sep 2006 - Nate Wiger
[Nate: As for feeding DBIC directly into FB w/o Catalyst, all you real
+ly need is to use get_columns and pass this list into FB->new. A simp
+le form will be created automatically.]
Catalyst FormBuilder Plugin
Catalyst-Plugin-FormBuilder-1.05 - 07 Sep 2006 - Nate Wiger
CRUD (create/read/update/delete) Plugin for DBIx::Class
Catalyst-Plugin-CRUD-0.13 - 28 Aug 2006 - Jun Shimizu
Like FromForm but with DBIx::Class and HTML::Widget
DBIx-Class-HTMLWidget-0.06 - 15 Jun 2006 - Marcus Ramberg
[ You'll need a working DBIx::Class setup and some knowledge of HTML::
+Widget and Catalyst. ]
Like DBIx::Class::HTMLWidget but handles relationships and extra info
+in the columns_info metadata. It also has methods to put DBIC objects
+ into HTML
Catalyst-Example-InstantCRUD-v0.0.14 - 23 Aug 2006 - Zbigniew Lukasiak
[You'll need a working DBIx::Class setup and some knowledge of HTML::W
+idget and Catalyst. ]
Based on CDBI - therefore presumably will not have functionalily of modules based on DBIC
Utility module for building forms with multiple related DBIx::Class ob
DBIx-Class-FormTools-0.000004 - 21 Jun 2006 - David Jack Olrik
[The module is not ment to be used directly, although it can of-course
+ be done as seen in the above example, but rather used as a utility m
+odule in a Catalyst helper module or other equivalent framework.]
Incomprehensible, inappropriate or dubious
Plugin for Dynamic Database Management Application
CGI-Application-Plugin-BREAD-0.12_2 - 10 Jul 2005 - Jason Purdy
[A lot of emphasis has been put on Ruby on Rails, Catalyst or other ty
+pe of easy-to-use and easy-to-setup BREAD applications. BREAD (oh how
+ we love acronyms) stands for Browse, Read, Edit, Add and Delete. CRU
+D (Create, Retrieve, Update and Delete) also suffices, but BREAD just
+ sounds better. Either way you slice it (pun intended), this Plugin w
+ill allow you to setup a database management tool for your users in n
This method points the BREAD plugin to what database to work with. The
+re's a lot of flexibility in the parameter choices. You can provide a
+n array reference of Class::DBI classes or Class::DBI::Loader. This m
+ethod will inspect your parameter by looking at its reference.]
Active Web Database Layer
DBIx-Web-0.62 - 30 Jun 2006 - Andrew V. Makarow
Perl extension to browse tables with a CGI interface.
DBIx-Browse-2.09 - 10 Dec 2002 - Evilio Jose del Rio Silvan
[I couldn't find a module called DBIx::HTML which is strange but I fou
Convert SQL to 2 linked HTML popup menus.
Convert sql into a popup menu or radio group.
Convert sql into a client-side db with keyed access.
All by - Ron Savage ::
Easy to Use DBI interface for CGI scripts
DBIx-CGI-0.06 - 24 Dec 1999 - Stefan Hornburg
0.001 - Easy DB access from a CGI
DBIx-CGITables-0.001 - 26 Feb 2000 - Tobias Brox
[This module is under development - and this version is not tested ver
Create HTML table from DBI query output.
DBIx-HTMLTable-0.24 - 17 Mar 2004 - Robert Kiesling
[Note: may be useful for just presenting search results]
Update 11 Sep
John Siracusa has pointed out that Rose::HTML::Objects is another alternative.
Object-oriented interfaces for HTML.
Rose-HTML-Objects-0.53 - 14 Jun 2006 - John Siracusa