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Ado::Manual - Getting started with Ado


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Ado is a framework and application for web-projects, based on Mojolicious, written in the Perl programming language.

Ado is a typical well structured, MVC Mojolicious application. Ado is a base application for building on it a CMS, ERP, CRM or all of them integrated together.

It comes with default configuration and a model layer Ado::Model, plugged in by Mojolicious::Plugin::DSC. An SQLite database is bundled with the distribution at etc/ado.sqlite to get started quickly.

Ado provides additional plugins and commands, which promote RAD, good practices, and team-work when starting new projects. The default Ado page uses Semantic UI via Mojolicious::Plugin::SemanticUI and is a good place to get acquainted.

In short, Ado can be used right away as a CMS that can be extended with plugins and commands or as a CMF on which to build a specific application.


We strongly recommend using Ado with your own Perl (not the system-wide)! This will give you freedom to experiment with new versions and modules without polluting your system perl. Ado can be installed into any folder of your choice. By default it goes into the siteprefix folder of the perl distribution used for installation.

When installing Ado in its own folder, you may want to add the /path/to/yourAdo/bin to your $PATH environment variable. When using Ado as a module from /path/to/yourAdo/lib, add the path to $PERL5LIB.

To install manually Ado after downloading, run the following commands:

        tar -zxf Ado-X.XX.tar.gz
        cd Ado-X.XX/
        perl Build.PL --install_base $HOME/opt/ado
        ./Build installdeps
        ./Build test #optional
        ./Build install

To see more installation methods and details, go to Ado::Manual::Installation.


After installing, you can find documentation with the perldoc command.

        perldoc Ado
        perldoc Ado::Manual #this page

For better experience run the ado application and read the documentation from your browser.

        /path/to/yourAdo/bin/ado daemon

If you installed ado in your Perl distro, you can simply type:

        ado daemon

Go to http:/localhost:3000/perldoc

You can report bugs and suggest features at http://github.com/kberov/Ado/issues. Bugs will be considered and fixed as time permits. Feel invited to make pull requests for your contributions.

If you are simply looking for help with using Ado, please ask your questions at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ado-dev.


Anybody can contribute by reporting issues via github or fixing typos in the documentation. To be able to contribute with code, some rules need to be kept. This is mandatory for any community project. Generally the rules outlined in Mojolicious::Guides::Contributing apply for Ado too. For specific to Ado rules see Ado::Manual::Contributing.

We expect that you know how Internet works, how to write Perl modules and are familiar with Mojolicious.

To ease discusssions on Ado further development, a forum was created. https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ado-dev.


Ado strives for strict separation of concerns. The best way to achieve this is to fully separate the client code from the server code. Ado is ideally suited for the purpose thanks to Mojolicious. Every resource(route) is accessible via a browser as /path/to/resourse an returns HTML or using /path/to/resourse.json and returns JSON. We follow closely and elaborate on the recommendations in "RESTful Service Best Practices" at http://www.RestApiTutorial.com. See Ado::Manual::RESTAPI.


Business-specific applications for an Ado-based system are usually implemented as plugins. One way to contribute to Ado is by writing plugins.

Ado plugins work the same way as Mojolicious::Plugins and share the same common base trough Ado::Plugin which ISA Mojolicious::Plugins. Ado plugins have one small additional feature. They can load their own configuration from $ENV{MOJO_HOME}/etc/plugins/plugin_name.conf.

See Ado::Manual::Plugins and Ado::Plugin for more information.


We would like to know that our software is always in good health. We count on friendly developers and organizations to install and test it continuously.

CPAN Testers Reports for Ado



Ado, Mojolicious::Guides, Mojolicious::Guides::Contributing, "prefix_vs_install_base" in Module::Build::Cookbook, http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ado.


Authors, ordered by contributions (https://github.com/kberov/Ado/graphs/contributors).

Красимир Беров (Krasimir Berov)(berov@cpan.org)

Вълчо Неделчев (Valcho Nedelchev)(kumcho@vulcho.com)

Joachim Astel

Renee Baecker (module@renee-baecker.de)


Copyright 2013-2015 Красимир Беров (Krasimir Berov).

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