September 2013 Archives
This is the new version of the Perl wrapper for the Firebase real-time web database. In this release I fix auth to work. I didn’t understand the Firebase docs when I set it up, so the old version would work fine for posting data until you applied security rules to your Firebase. Now that I understand the security rules, this version works with those as well. Sorry for anyone that was confused by the last release.
Pusher is a web service that allows you to have real-time communication with remote clients from your app.
[From my blog.]
At Plain Black we’ve used iTransact for years to build our ecommerce apps. It’s fast, stable, and has good rates. I even built a Perl wrapper for it. But lately we’re wanting to do stuff it either doesn’t do or doesn’t do well like payouts to customers and recurring transactions. iTransact has recurring transactions, and we use it, but the interface is clunky.
Firebase is a real-time message queue and data store. It’s ideal for building real-time applications or adding some real-time functionality to your existing applications.
It’s available on CPAN now, so fire up cpanm and check it out.
[From my blog.]
I’m starting to get serious about real-time web apps. At first I was considering using some of the Perl stuff (Meteor, Twiggy, AnyEvent, etc) to roll my own, but then I started looking around, and found a bunch of other interesting stuff to investigate:
The thing that’s cool about these services is that I can still write my apps using non-async stuff that I love (like DBIx::Clas…