CGI::Application is a Perl framework intended to make it easier to create sophisticated, reusable Web-based applications. This module implements a methodology which can make Web software easier to design, easier to document, easier to write, and easier to evolve. CGI::Application builds on standard, non-proprietary technologies and techniques, such as the Common Gateway Interface and Lincoln D. Stein's excellent CGI.pm module. CGI::Application judiciously avoids employing technologies and techniques which would bind a developer to any one set of tools, operating system, or Web server.
The HTML::Template module attempts to make using HTML templates simple and natural. It extends standard HTML with a few new tags for variables, loops, if/else blocks and includes. A file written with HTML and these new tags is called a template. Using this module you fill in the values for the variables and loops declared in the template. This allows you to seperate design (the HTML) from the data, which you generate in the Perl script. While there are many other HTML template systems available, this module is simple and fast. It doesn't try to reinvent Perl CGI, it just augments HTML with a few new and very useful abilities.
rackview is a tool for visualizing the layout of rack- mounted equipment. It can load data either from database tables or a flat file. It can be used to assist in planning and tracking hardware changes to racks in a data center, and to provide a host-oriented interface into other database tools. The core of rackview is implemented as a Perl module, which can be integrated into a variety of different tools. Sample command line and CGI scripts are included, which should be sufficient for basic needs.
The Sethi Family Guestbook is a multi-format guestbook script written as a single PHP file that requires no installation. It features page spanning, (optional) private comments, user-selection of number of entries per page to display, multiple guestbook formats (elegant, simple, or standard), and background color. No database is required. It supports image verification using random text as part of a CAPTCHA system. It also uses other techniques to foil spam robots. It supports multiple formats, mangled email display, and a fully customizable interface.
AppWrap is a content management system for enterprises. It is built on a template engine that includes a framework for building SQL tables and allowing users to populate and maintain these tables. Reports using data from these tables can be easily created using another template. It is ideal for quickly Webifying Excel and Word files shared among workgroups and rapidly providing advanced data management and presentation capabilities. It is intended for managing mildly dynamic data without the labor of hand-coding and managing multiple CGI forms and templates, or the expense of CRM systems.
The Mobile Web Proxy is a (CGI) tool to make more Web pages available from some mobile devices (cell phone Web browsers, etc.). It employs tag cleaning and paging so that Web pages it can access have far greater chances of being rendered on devices that cannot display overly large or complex pages. It is simple, but it seems to substantially extend the portion of the Web available from devices that otherwise display messages like "413: Page cannot be displayed."
Webtunnel is a network utility that encapsulates arbitrary data in HTTP and transmits it through a Web server. In that regard, it is similar to httptunnel. However, its server component runs in the context of a Web server as a CGI application (with optional FastCGI support), so it does not need its own port. It supports most things that the Web server supports, such as authentication, HTTP 1.1, HTTPS, and client certificates. It uses simple requests and responses so it works seamlessly through forward and reverse proxies.
The Image::Size module for Perl provides a clean interface for fetching image dimensions (and type, when unknown) from graphics files in a wide variety of common formats. It is a pure Perl extension (no C or XS linking required) that has been tested on a variety of UNIX, Linux and BSD systems, as well as MacPerl and Windows ports of Perl. It was designed around and tuned for use in CGI application development, but is useful in other areas as well.