Jifty::Manual::Tutorial is a Perl module for Zero to Jifty in a Jiffy.
This tutorial should give you everything you need to build your first application with Jifty.
Here's what you need to have installed -- at least when we write it.
No bones about it. We believe pretty strongly in the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle. That's one of the big reasons we love Perl and CPAN. Jifty makes use of lots of amazing code from CPAN. At last count, it directly depended on 60 packages from CPAN. Most of these libraries are cross-platform pure-Perl packages and should run great out of the box on any platform you can get Perl onto.
We've gone to lengths to make sure you don't spend your day downloading library after library by bundling everything we can inside the Jifty package. With luck, all you'll need to install is a few tricky libraries that actually need to be compiled for your operating system. (Little things like Perl's database interface and the embedded SQLite that Jifty defaults to.)
You can either grab a complete Jifty package from http://download.jifty.org/pub/jifty/ or install from CPAN. If you get the slim version from CPAN, you'll have to install Jifty's dependencies yourself. (Though we help out with that where we can.) If you want to get up and running quickly, grab the latest version from:
Either way, the installation process is the same:
# tar xzvf jifty-.tgz
# cd jifty-
# perl Makefile.PL
# make test
# make install
If the tests don't pass, we want to hear about it. Please join us on firstname.lastname@example.org and report the failure. (See "GETTING HELP" below for info on how to join the list.)