Learning to Dance
A tutorial at YAPC::EU 2011 on using Dancer.
In this lesson you'll be implementing a website for accessing an airport search engine based on Dancer.
Doing the exercises you'll learn how Dancer is used, and how the code should be structured to make a site easy to change and maintain.
Teacher: Andrew Solomon Teaching Assistants: Adam Taylor, Liz Goldstein
Dancer is a micro 'web framework' - a toolkit for developing a dynamic web application. It is inspired by the Ruby framework, Sinatra.
- Basic Perl knowledge
- Basic HTML/HTTP knowledge
Bring a laptop with Perl installed
Task::Dancer(somewhat large) or install
Either checkout a copy of this talk
git clone git://github.com/andrewsolomon/YAPC2011DancingLesson.git
Or download and untar/unzip from the 'Downloads' button https://github.com/andrewsolomon/YAPC2011DancingLesson
Open the slides with your browser: README.www/README.md.html README.www/part1.md.html README.www/part2.md.html
Check that everything works:
$ cd YAPC2011DancingLesson/solutions/part2/airport-toolkit $ ./bin/search_airports --matching syd
If it doesn't run, install any prerequisites we forgot!
Do your exercises in the directories
YAPC2011DancingLesson/exercises/part1/ex1 YAPC2011DancingLesson/exercises/part1/ex2 ...
and if you get stuck, you'll find solutions in
YAPC2011DancingLesson/solutions/part1/ex1 YAPC2011DancingLesson/solutions/part1/ex2 ...
Paths to take
The lesson is divided into two sections:
This provides you with the basic toolkit of skills for implementing a web site.
This is where the interface to the search engine is implemented. If you just want to cut to the chase, you can skip some of the exercises as follows:
(Quick and) Dirty Dancing
- Part 1: Ex 1 - 4, 6, 8
- Part 2: Ex 1 - 4