About the Book
Perl Dancer is a modern, light-weight, route-based web framework written in Perl. It has been around since 2009. It is robust and can make it very easy to build solutions.
This book assumes basic Perl knowledge and some familiarity with the web. It starts from the beginning and takes you all the way deploying your application on a cloud-based service.
Dancer makes it very easy to build a REST-based API in front of a Microservice that can be used by other services in the company or that can be the back-end of a Single Page Application. Reading the book will help you understand these techniques and technologies. Doing the exercises that come with the book will ensure that you can implement such a service.
About the Author
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.