[TAG] Pointers to Perl CGI Resources
thomas.adam22 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 01:31:41 MSD 2006
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 12:49:51AM +0530, Ramanathan Muthaiah wrote:
> Thanks for your suggestions. This should probably help me to address
> this topic with much care while designing the db; of course, the
> project is aimed at a group of ~40 developers but if the tool turns
> out be valuable (in terms of increasing productivity), then may be
> others ask for it.
> Do you think, mysql documentation would be a good place to start ?
You seem to be skirting around a more fundamental problem: not knowing
where to start. If this is the case, it makes me wonder just how
efficient the thing is that you're trying to do. Do the people this
project is aimed at (and you've said there's fourty of them) have _any_
idea about Perl/MySQL integration? If not, you're screwed.
> Yes, am planning to use CGI module.
> Incidentally, I stumbled upon this mod_perl thing but unable to
> understand the adv of mod_perl over CGI.
Umm, because generally CGIs suck? What happens is that the interpreter
(for whatever language the CGI is written in; in this case Perl) is
spawned for every instance the page is viewed. Hence you can quickly
see how slow and cumbersome it would get for a multi-user environment.
Not to mention that persistent states would be compromised. At least if
it is via mod_perl, it's Apache which spawns the process. This means
that only one instance need be created for all instances it is viewed at
if it is concurrent.
> Second, am still in a dilemma which OS env to use ? Linux or Win.
I'd go with RISCOS; the name seems more apt in this instance.
> I prefer Linux as, almost all these are already available in my home
> system running Fedora core 5.
Then there you go. ;) Again, until you provide more details, I can't
help you. Note that my day job is perl programming with CGIs, so make
use of this resource. :P
-- Thomas Adam
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