Mojolicious – Perl real-time web framework

Mojolicious is billed as a fresh take on Perl web development, based on years of experience developing the Catalyst framework, and utilizing the latest web standards and technologies.

Mojolicious is a real-time web framework, which allows a new class of web applications using WebSockets and having long-running requests without blocking.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Real-time web framework, allowing you to easily grow single file prototypes into well-structured MVC web applications.
    • Everything you need to build cloud-native web applications for state of the art container environments.
    • Powerful out of the box with RESTful routes, plugins, commands, Perl-ish templates, content negotiation, session management, form validation, testing framework, static file server, CGI/PSGI detection, first class Unicode support and much more for you to discover.
  • A powerful web development toolkit, that you can use for all kinds of applications, independently of the web framework.
    • Full stack HTTP and WebSocket client/server implementation with IPv6, TLS, SNI, IDNA, HTTP/SOCKS5 proxy, UNIX domain socket, Comet (long polling), Promises/A+, async/await, keep-alive, connection pooling, timeout, cookie, multipart and gzip compression support.
    • Built-in non-blocking I/O web server, supporting multiple event loops as well as optional pre-forking and hot deployment, perfect for building highly scalable web services.
    • JSON and HTML/XML parser with CSS selector support.
  • Very clean, portable and object-oriented pure-Perl API with no hidden magic and no requirements besides Perl 5.26.0 (versions as old as 5.16.0 can be used too, but may require additional CPAN modules to be installed)
  • Fresh code based upon years of experience developing Catalyst, free and open source.
  • Hundreds of 3rd party extensions and high quality spin-off projects like the Minion job queue.

Website: mojolicious.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Sebastian Riedel and the Mojolicious contributors
License: Artistic License 2.0

Mojolicious is written in Perl. Learn Perl with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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