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Catalyst book is out!
My Catalyst book is out and is beginning to appear in the hands of fellow Catalyst users! You can buy it from Amazon and local book stores, but it looks like the publisher (Packt) has the best price right now.
Basically, this book covers getting started with Catalyst. The goal is to take you from "what's MVC?" to being able to write complete web applications with Catalyst. We'll build a few complete applications including an address book, a mini-blog, and ChatStat (which is basically Ircxory but with a Template Toolkit interface instead of one built with Template::Declare).
Along the way you'll learn all about Catalyst, DBIx::Class, and the Template Toolkit. I cover REST interfaces, AJAX (with Jemplate), RSS, testing, deployment, and more. The book is very hands-on oriented; I usually explain what sort of code I want to write, write the code, and then explain what the code does. If necessary, we look at theoretical examples of when related features would be useful, and then move on to the next piece of code.
The full PR blurb is on the book's website, so please take a look.