Tuesday, June 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage SRC 2800(D,E,F)
Apache is the choice for over half of all web servers. Perl is the
language of choice for CGI programming. Together they facilitate dynamic
web sites. The problem is that the behavior that promotes ease of use
and makes CGI programs and, specifically, Perl CGI programs popular also
makes them slow. One very good solution to this problem is mod_perl.
Speed increases of 200-2000% over mod_cgi programs have been reported.
But, mod_perl comes with a price.
In this talk I will discuss why one would want to go through the pain
of porting CGI scripts to mod_perl. I will then discuss configuring
Apache to use mod_perl. Finally, I will demonstrate some common problems
with Perl code under mod_perl and possible solutions.
Matthew Coffey has been creating CGI applications with Perl since CGI
was introduced with the NCSA HTTPd 1.0. He always strives to
write code that can run without modification under mod_perl.
Matthew is currently a Principal Consultant with Collective Technologies.
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on
Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the College of DuPage. The address of the
meeting facility is:
College of DuPage
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn right and look for Lot 2 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (behind Lot 1)
on the right side of 22nd St.
Walk to the SRC building, room 2800 is on the second floor near the north-west corner
of the building,
upstairs from the north doors facing Lot 2.
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