Do not taunt happy fun web framework

Mojolicious is a fresh take on Perl web development, based on years of experience developing the Catalyst framework, and utilizing the latest web standards and technologies. You can get started with your project quickly, with a framework that grows with your needs.

The Mojo stack provides a consistent set of components that can be used in any project. The guides cover most aspects of using the framework and the components have comprehensive reference documentation. Mojolicious is a real-time web framework, which allows a new class of web applications using WebSockets and having long-running requests without blocking.

Join us now, and be a part of a friendly and knowledgeable community of developers!

Features

Installation

All you need is a one-liner, it takes less than a minute.

$ curl -L https://cpanmin.us | perl - -M https://cpan.metacpan.org -n Mojolicious

We recommend the use of a Perlbrew environment.

Getting Started

These three lines are a whole web application.

use Mojolicious::Lite;

get '/' => {text => 'I ♥ Mojolicious!'};

app->start;

To run this example with the built-in development web server just put the code into a file and start it with morbo.

$ morbo hello.pl
Server available at http://127.0.0.1:3000

$ curl http://127.0.0.1:3000/
I ♥ Mojolicious!

Duct tape for the HTML5 web

Use all the latest Perl and HTML features in beautiful single file prototypes like this one, and grow them easily into well-structured Model-View-Controller web applications.

use Mojolicious::Lite -signatures;

# Render template "index.html.ep" from the DATA section
get '/' => sub ($c) {
  $c->render(template => 'index');
};

# WebSocket service used by the template to extract the title from a web site
websocket '/title' => sub ($c) {
  $c->on(message => sub ($c, $msg) {
    my $title = $c->ua->get($msg)->result->dom->at('title')->text;
    $c->send($title);
  });
};

app->start;
__DATA__

@@ index.html.ep
% my $url = url_for 'title';
<script>
  var ws = new WebSocket('<%= $url->to_abs %>');
  ws.onmessage = function (event) { document.body.innerHTML += event.data };
  ws.onopen    = function (event) { ws.send('https://mojolicious.org') };
</script>

Want to know more?

Take a look at our excellent documentation!