While I am still studying effective use of mod-perl, do fastcgi and Apache::DBI remain good options?
Heard of PSGI/Plack *, * ? If you target PSGI (via Plack/cgi-app / mojo / dancer / catalyst ) your app can run on many servers/backends (fastcgi/mod_perl...)
If so, how do they fit with what I have been doing with CGI and what I am trying to learn for using mod_perl?
Um, odd question :) I don't know you but people do and try to learn all kinds of stuff ( *, *, *, *, * )
Have you read CGI to mod_perl Porting. mod_perl Coding guidelines? mod_perl: Getting Your Feet Wet with mod_perl? http://modperlbook.org?