A Web Application Framework
Para::Frame is a system to use for dynamic web sites. It runs as a
backend daemon taking page requests from a Apache mod_perl client
and returns a HTTP response.
The URLs in the site corresponds to templates for displaying
information. Operations on the data is put in perl modules
separated from the templates.
Para::Frame handles multitasking within the process, enabeling you
to keep your initialized objects in memory with no need to sync
with the DB for each request.
The session data lives in memory. No need to save it in an
Para::Frame uses "routes" for planning things to do in a session,
taking care of which page to display next, depending on form
actions. Integrated with exception handling.
One Para::Frame daemon can handle many sites on the same
server. It uses the Apache configuration for handling URL to file
You can have any number of Para::Frame daemons running in
parallell on the same server. Maby using one for development, one
for the stable version and one backup in case of failure. You can
easily configure the site to use a backup daemon as a last resort.
A Watchdog makes sure that the system works. It pings the daemon
in regular intervals and restarts it if locks up or if the memory
limit is reached. The restart is done by forking.
There are tons of useful functions.
My name is Jonas. If you are looking at
Paraframe, please feel free to ask me anything by IRC or ICQ:
jonas @ irc.paranormal.se port 6667 channel #devel (In swedish or
There are a bunch of smaller and bigger websites using paraframe by
a couple of diffrent people. The biggest are: