Web Application Development in Perl 6
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Web Application Development in Perl 6

About the Book

Bailador and this book are forming each other as they move forward in parallel. You'll get frequent updates about the project and the current state of its feature through this book. At least till December 2017, the planned publishing date of the book.

About the Author

Gábor Szabó
Gábor Szabó

Gabor Szabo has been programming for more than 30 years in a number of languages and in various environments. He used to do DevOps before there was a name for it.

These days he usually helps companies improve their engineering practices by providing training, introducing test automation, CI, CD. Sometimes this includes building internal web sites. Gabor also loves explaining things and provides training to his clients.

He also has a number of websites. Each one using a different technology.

Gabor runs the Code Maven site where he write about lots of different technologies such as Python, Golang, Jenkins, Continuous Integration, etc.

Gabor has been writing Perl since 1995 and teaching it since 2000. He is the author of the Perl Maven site including the Perl Tutorial. He has taught web development with Perl Dancer many time including at Perl Conferences in Europe and USA. Gabor is the chief editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter.

The Code And Talk and Pydigger sites use Python Flask.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Bug reporting
  • Changes
    • v0.38 2017-12-03
    • v0.37 2017-09-03
    • 2017-08-05
    • 2017-07-09
    • 2017-07-08
    • 2017-06-29
    • 2017-06-21
    • 2017-06-19
  • Supporters
  • Contributors
  • Hello Perl 6!
    • What are Perl 6, Rakudo, and Rakudo Star?
    • Community
    • Installing Perl 6
    • Install and set up Rakudo Star
    • Install Rakudo on Linux
    • Development environment using Vagrant
    • “Hello World” on the command line
    • “Hello World” in a plain program
  • Hello, world!
    • What is Bailador?
    • History of Bailador
    • Contributors of Bailador
    • Community
    • Install Bailador
    • “Hello World” with Bailador
    • Troubleshooting
    • Hello World with skeleton
    • Testing the “application” so far
    • Adding to Git
    • Setting up Continuous Integration using Travis-CI
    • Auto reloading Bailador when files are changed
    • Errors in the code
    • Development mode
  • Deployment
    • Configuring Nginx as a reverse proxy
    • Configuring Apache as a reverse proxy
    • Using Docker
    • Deploying on Ubuntu
  • Database access
    • Database access from Perl 6
    • Command line program to access the database
    • CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) from the command line
    • Configuring MySQL
    • Configuring PostgreSQL
    • Use SQLite
  • User Input
    • Echo with Bailador
    • Counter that stores the count in a text file.
    • Processing forms
    • Input validation
    • Counter that stores the count in a database.
  • Chapter 5 - Sessions
    • Cookies
    • Session management
  • Chapter 7 - API and Ajax
    • Traditional web sites and Single Page Applications
    • Full stack developer
    • API and client-server programming
    • AJAX - interaction between the client and the server.
    • Data Serialization - Marshalling
    • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation
    • Creating an API that returns JSON
    • Echo
    • Calculator
    • Client side in plain JavaScript
    • Client side in JQuery
    • RESTful API
    • Simple calculator using Ajax with JQuery
  • Chapter 8 - Routing
    • Setting up simple routes
    • Routes with parameters
    • Routes with wildcards
    • Responding to GET request
    • Responding to POST requests
    • Request and Response objects
  • Chapter 9 - Templating system
    • Mobile friendly - Make the HTML mobile friendly.
    • Template::Mojo, the Templating System of Bailador
    • Passing data to the templates
  • Chapter 10 - Handling errors while serving pages
    • Handling 404 errors
    • Handling 500 errors
    • Handling 30x redirects
    • Setting the HTTP header manually
    • Debugging
  • Chapter 11 - Serving static files
    • Serving static files such as images, css, JavaScript files
    • Generating robots.txt
    • Generating sitemap.xml
    • Generating RSS and Atom feed
  • NoSQL
    • Using Memcached
    • Using MongoDB
    • Inspect manually and delete the MongoDB database
    • Using Redis
  • Applications
    • Personal Bookmark manager
    • URL shortener
    • TODO list
    • Blog engine
    • A job board
    • Real estate manager
    • Flight ticket vendor for low-cost flights
    • Banner ads rotator
    • Conference organizer
    • Gradual development
  • Cookbook
    • Sending e-mail
    • Hashing Passwords and verifying them
    • Verify a password
    • Registration process with double-opt-in
    • Change Password (when logged in)
    • Reset forgotten password process
    • IP based access restriction (2-step verification with e-mail)
    • Secure initial configuration of web application
    • Uploading files (e.g. images)
    • Rate limit
  • Appendix
    • What files were installed by a module
  • Index

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