SPOPS (Simple Perl Object Persistence w/ Security) is a robust and powerful Perl module that allows you to serialize objects. It is unique in that it also allows you to apply security to these objects using a fairly simple but powerful scheme of users and groups. It's also unique in that for most objects, you will not need to write any code. All you need is a fairly simple configuration file, and you can have a class for your object ready to go, right out of thin air.
OpenInteract is an extensible Web application server written in pure Perl. It includes a robust system of components, object-oriented data access, a consistent security scheme for both tasks and data objects, a simple user and group management system, and a convenient packaging system that makes it easy to distribute custom applications, amongst other things. It is stable, and runs out of the box on five different databases.
> application interface seems pretty slow
> and kind of makes one leary at the idea
> of designing products around it.
That's odd, because a major company in Germany uses OpenInteract for an intranet site hit by thousands of people. They're pleased as punch. And the only thing constraining the speed of the installation on my site is the crummy upstream bandwidth :-)
Maybe if you had some more specific complaints we could work through them to make it better for everyone.