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April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

What’s the best way to write a CGI application in Perl?
Absolute answer is, using Perl Framework. There are many frameworks available with or without MVC architecture empowered. You can get a list with comparison in this link.

My personal choice is to go with CGI::Application since its very light-weight and easily maintainable. Templates can be designed using amazing perl module called HTML::Template. I found this framework magical mainly for AJAX calls using jQuery along with CGI-Application-Plugin-AutoRunmode module.
If you have existing perl code using CGI::Application and want to migrate the same to mod_perl environment, there is a CPAN module (CGI::Application::Plugin::Apache) available to do so.

You can refer to this tutorial to start using the CGI::Application. Enjoy coding!