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README
                                    Dancer

                  The easiest way to write a webapp with Perl                                    

=== ABOUT ===

This project is inspired by  Ruby's Sinatra framework: a framework for building
web applications with minimal-effort, allowing a simple webapp to be created with
very few lines of code, but allowing the flexibility to scale to much more
complex applications.


=== NEWS === 

Dancer's development moves very fast, to stay tuned follow 
sukria on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sukria or his blog
http://sukria.net/fr/tag/Dancer

See also the project on Github for the latest changes:

http://github.com/sukria/Dancer

=== EXAMPLE ===

To create a new Dancer application, use the helper script "dancer" provided
with this distribution:

    $ dancer -a mywebapp
    + mywebapp 
    + mywebapp/config.yml
    + mywebapp/views
    + mywebapp/views/layouts
    [..]

You then have a new Dancer application in 'mywebapp', which is already a
functioning "Hello World" application, ready for you to work upon.

Here is an example of a webapp built with Dancer:

    # webapp.pl
    #!/usr/bin/perl

    use Dancer;

    get '/' => sub {
        "Hello There!"
    };

    get '/hello/:name' => sub {
        "Hey ".params->{name}.", how are you?";
    };

    post '/new' => sub {
        "creating new entry: ".params->{name};
    };

    Dancer->dance;

When running this script, a webserver is running and ready to serve:    

    $ perl ./webapp.pl
    >> Listening on 0.0.0.0:3000
    == Entering the development dance floor ...

Then it's possible to access any route defined in the script:

    $ curl http://localhost:3000/
    Hello There!


=== DEPENDENCIES ===

Dancer depends on the following modules

    - HTTP::Server::Simple::PSGI
    - HTTP::Body
    - Exception::Class
	- MIME::Types
	- URI

Optional modules may be needed if you want to use some features (but are not 
required for a basic usage). 

Dependency-checks for additional features are performed at runtime.

Most common modules you may want are:

    - Template (for Template::Toolkit support)
    - YAML (for configuration files)
    - Plack (if you want to deploy your application with PSGI)


=== PRODUCTION MATTERS ===

This is a work in progress.

Dancer supports PSGI/Plack, to run a Dancer app with PSGI/Plack just bootstrap
your application with the helper script `dancer' like the following:

	$ dancer -a MyWebApp

You'll find a file in there called `app.psgi', use this file to configure your
PSGI environment, as explained in the revelant documentation of your PSGI
server.

For instance, with plackup, just do the following:

	$ plackup -a app.psgi


=== WEBSITE ===

For more details about the project, checkout the official website:
http://dancer.sukria.net/ or checkout the documentation at
http://search.cpan.org/dist/Dancer/

See also the Github project page: http://github.com/sukria/Dancer for the latest
changes.


=== REPORTING BUGS ===

Bug reports are appreciated and will receive prompt attention - the preferred
method is to raise them using Github's basic issue tracking system:

http://github.com/sukria/Dancer/issues



=== CONTACT ===

You can reach the development team on IRC: irc://irc.perl.org/#dancer



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