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                  The easiest way to write a webapp with Perl                                    

=== ABOUT ===

That project intends to become a port of Ruby's Sinatra
framework: a framework for building web application with
minimal-effort in mind. The user should be able to define a
webapp with very few lines of codes.

=== NEWS === 

Dancer's development moves very fast, to stay tuned follow 
sukria on Twitter:

=== 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 have then a new Dancer application in 'mywebapp'.

Here is an example of a webapp built with Dancer:


    use Dancer;

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

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

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


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

    $ perl ./
    >> Listening on
    == Entering the development dance floor ...

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

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


Dancer depends on the following modules

    - HTTP::Server::Simple
    - HTTP::Body
    - Exception::Class

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


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.

=== WEBSITE ===

For more details about the project, checkout the official website: or checkout the documentation at

=== CONTACT ===

You can reach the development team on IRC:,
chan #dancer

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