Perl for the Web

By Chris Radcliff

Published by Que

Published Date: Aug 8, 2001

Description

This book provides the tools and principles needed to design a high-performance, dynamic Web site using Perl. Special attention is given to templates, integration, and load testing. Topics covered include the need for speed, document management with templates and embedded Perl, faster performance using persistent Perl, good Web coding style, faster database access from Perl, and pairing XML with Perl for content management and B2B communication. Emphasis is placed on robust, scalable solutions for dynamic database-backed, template-based or XML-based Web sites. The book's focus on optimization is a unique approach. Readers of this book should be able to build a high-performance Perl-based Web solution as well as recommend one with confidence.

Table of Contents

I. THE PROBLEMS.

Sources of Unexpected Traffic.

Budget and Schedules Aren't Ideal.

Site Design Versus Application Design.

Prototypes Versus Live Sties.

Architecture-Based Performance Loss.

Often-Overlooked Problems.

II. THE SOLUTIONS.

Perl for the Web.

Performance Myths.

The Power of Persistence.

Tools for Perl Persistence.

Problems with Persistence.

Environments for Reducing Development Time.

Using Templates with Perl Applications.

Database-Backed Web Sites.

Testing Site Performance.

III. SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.

XML and Content Management.

Publishing XML for the Future.

XML as a B2B Interface.

Web Services.

Scaling a Perl Solution.

Perl 6 and the Future.

IV. APPENDIXES.

About the Web Site.

Alphabet Soup—Glossary and References.

Print

Perl for the Web

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