Sonny To on 6 Jan 2010 13:38:18 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Advice for Web Application Framework

I recommend Grails. The power of Spring/Hibernate with the simplicity
of Rails.

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM, John Karr <> wrote:
> I'm starting development on a web based data application. Since this will be
> a fairly large application I would like to select a Framework (ie Django,
> Ruby on Rails, Catalyst) or collection of libraries/modules so that I can
> focus on logic and functionality.
> My programming skills are limited and I have the most experience with PERL,
> so I would prefer to stick with PERL. I plan to take advantage of the fact
> that Postgres supports writing Stored Procedures in PERL to move logic from
> the front-end to the database, which further supports PERL as first choice
> and Python (which is also supported by PostGres) as second choice.
> So with the criteria that the tool chosen must be easy to get started with,
> and not tax limited programming skills to comprehend, and that in PERL is
> the preferred language and Python the second choice, what framework or set
> of tools would you recommend.
> The application itself is for member management for the 51 State Affiliates
> of organization where the National Organization already has Raiser's Edge,
> but due to licensing costs, it cannot be cloned for the affiliates. The
> Affiliates also need to access Voter Registration Databases, however, I will
> only at this time concern myself with Pennsylvania which has 8,473,462
> registered voters (with a substantial number of records for former voters in
> addition).
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