If you get stuck on something and can’t find the
answer, try the #moose IRC channel on irc.perl.org
that CrappyRifle will jam on average 5
out 10 times, and NiceRifle will only
jam 1 per 1,000 times.
This article is just meant as an introduction to Moose, and because of space
constraints, I have been able to cover
only a few of its core features.
One of the other great things about
Moose, and Perl in general, is the community and availability of documentation and resources. The Moose Manual,
available on CPAN (see Resources), is
well-written and comprehensive. There
are also plenty of other docs and information available, and the number of
them is growing every day as Moose
continues to gain popularity.
If you get stuck on something and
can’t find the answer, try the #moose
IRC channel on irc.perl.org. Many of the
top experts are in this channel and are
more than willing to help and answer
questions. Although they will expect you
to RTFM and have done your homework
first, they will get you unstuck and
pointed in the right direction.
If nothing else, I hope that this arti-
cle has at least piqued your interest
in modern development with Perl and
Moose, and that you can see that Perl
code can, in fact, be clean, easy to
read and modern, while still being
“Perlish” and powerful.
Henry Van Styn is the founder of Intelli Tree Solutions, an
IT consulting and software development firm located in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Henry has been developing software
and solutions for more than ten years, ranging from
sophisticated Web applications to low-level network and
system utilities. He is the author of Strong Branch Linux,
an in-house server distribution based on Gentoo. Henry
can be contacted at www.intellitree.com.
Moose CPAN Page: search.cpan.org/perldoc?Moose
Moose Manual: search.cpan.org/perldoc?Moose::Manual
Moose IRC Channel: #moose on irc.perl.org
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