HTML::Mason is a full-featured web site development and delivery system. Mason allows web pages and sites to be constructed from shared, reusable building blocks called components. Components contain a mix of Perl and HTML, and can call each other and pass values back and forth like subroutines. Components increase modularity and eliminate repetitive work. HTML::Mason is most powerful when used in conjunction with mod_perl, but can be used in standalone applications as well.
Sql2xml is a CGI program that lets you request a SQL query and convert it to JSON, CSV, XML or INI through a Web server. Sql2xml supports requests from multiple users and for multiple databases. It is intended for developers who do not have direct access to database servers due to firewalls or other restrictions.
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.
cgi_buffer is a group of libraries that may be used to improve performance of CGI scripts (and other content generation engines) in some circumstances by applying performance-enhancing HTTP mechanisms that are typically not supported by them. Currently, Perl, Python, and PHP4 are supported. The Python library may also be used as a wrapper around another CGI script.
Eidetic is a middleware library for building database driven applications with Perl and Template::Toolkit. It provides handlers for displaying, editing, searching, and administrating data. It provides an interface-generic way of building db apps allowing Web, command line, or daemon styles of interfaces. It is currently used by several applications, including STP, docsys, and rackview.
CGI.pm uses objects to create Web fill-out forms on the fly and to parse their contents. Instead of remembering the syntax for HTML form elements, developers can just make a series of Perl function calls. An important fringe benefit of this is that the value of the previous query is used to initialize the form, so that the state of the form is preserved from invocation to invocation.