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Saturday May 06, 2006
05:58 AM

"Mocking Everything"

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It's a saturday morning, and it's my first free weekend in months. I feel like unloading some static. Don't read this, it's silly! My bozo bit seems to be stuck today, so I need a coredump.

Perl gets a bad rap
First item is this post: it tickles me, because i think it's weird to turn some cracker's actions into bad publicity for one of his tools.

"Gary told me over a couple of Heinekens [Heineken involved in NASA cracking attempt!!] that he used emacs to type his perl script." -- Anonymous bartender
Emacs is evil! Had he used vi, he wouldn't have been caught!

web frameworks

Jifty is doomed!
Paul Graham holds a patent on using continuations to fake subroutines in web applications -- and he suspects they have been made obsolete by Ajax anyway.

Catalyst lost its Mojo
Inspired by the recent upheaval, I'm building a whole new framework from the ground up, and I'm calling it Devil::Fork. It'll take all the bad design decisions of all frameworks in existence, and extends them for all eternity. I'm already making a mockery of MVC with Devil::Fork::Trident.
The most important factor in the success of any framework is marketing, so I'm currently sketching Devil::Fork::Pitch. I wonder if Keanu and Al are interested in a sequel...

When HTML just isn't rich enough
I have plans for a gooey toolkit for a richer experience, and this will be its entry in the module list: Devil::Fork::You -- GUi toolkit based on Curses.

The good guys are winning!
Apparently there aren't enough object factories yet. I was quite thrilled when the butchers came in to turn Perl objects inside out. But when a moose weazeled its way onto the CPAN, I got worried. And now I see more religion being considered for inclusion!

Listen, there are only four classes: Nobility, Bourgeoisie, Proletariat and Pariahs. It's worked forever. And they never mix. No need to go tampering with establishment!

Form validators
Another area with lots of false prophets. CGI, Data::Formvalidator, CGI::Untaint, HTML::Widget, and more recently, Class::CGI all claim to make web data access safe. Nonsense! I have the definitive one, and it's going to be released as CGIx::Class. I really hope I can make fun of Ovid, Tony Bowden, Matt Trout _and_ Sebastian Riedel all in one fell swoop!

Templating systems
Haha. That's too funny even for this clown. My work here is done.

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