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Henry Van Styn


RapidApp - Turnkey ajaxy webapps


See www.rapidapp.info and RapidApp::Manual for more information.

  # Create new app named "MyApp" using all the helpers:
  rapidapp.pl --helpers RapidDbic,Templates,TabGui,AuthCore,NavCore MyApp \
    -- --dsn dbi:mysql:database=somedb,root,''

  # Start the test server (default login admin/pass):

  # OR, start up an instant database CRUD app/utility at http://localhost:3500/
  rdbic.pl dbi:mysql:database=somedb,root,''


RapidApp is an extension to Catalyst - the Perl MVC framework. It provides a feature-rich extended development stack, as well as easy access to common out-of-the-box application paradigms, such as powerful CRUD-based front-ends for DBIx::Class models, user access and authorization, RESTful URL navigation schemes, pure Ajax interfaces with no browser page loads, templating engine with front-side CMS features, declarative configuration layers, and more...

RapidApp is useful not only for new application development, but also for adding admin interfaces to existing applications, as well as for rapid prototyping.

Although RapidApp is based on Catalyst, fully encapsulated Plack interfaces are also provided, such as Plack::App::RapidApp::rDbic, which enables RapidApp to be integrated into any application/framework which utilizes PSGI/Plack.

RapidApp started as an internal project in 2009 and has been under continuous development ever since. It has been used very successfully for multiple medium to large-scale client applications (backends with hundreds of tables and tens of millions of rows) as well as many quick and easy apps and interfaces for smaller jobs.

We started open-sourcing RapidApp in 2013, and this work is ongoing...

RapidApp is built on top of a number of powerful open-source tools and technologies including:

Documentation is still a work-in-progress. Much of it has been done, but much of it still remains to be done: RapidApp::Manual.

Also, be sure to check out the RapidApp website for more information, including several comprehensive video demos and tutorials:



    Join #rapidapp on irc.perl.org.


Henry Van Styn <vanstyn@cpan.org>


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This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.