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Re^3: Image Hosting Application

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jul 20, 2004 at 17:12 UTC ( #376025=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Image Hosting Application
in thread Image Hosting Application

Using mod_perl for an authz handler is independent of whatever old code you have at the mod_cgi level during the content phase. Feel free to migrate at your desired speed.

However, the larger question is, how are you expected to do development when you don't have a valid test system including a load generator? I'd solve that problem first before worrying about a new bunch of code.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^4: Image Hosting Application
by Seumas (Curate) on Jul 20, 2004 at 17:29 UTC
    I have a simple set of testing systems replicating only the software environment. The real testing system is coming along slowly. The server was a $5,000 piece of hardware I built from scratch and I clearly didn't have another $5,000 to duplicate the same thing. Two years later, I do have the few hundred bucks it now costs - but am having one hell of a time locating the same 3Ware RAID card I used. I fell asleep and missed the one I was bidding on at eBay!

    As for a load generator (which is the real requirement here)... Coming up with a simple load generator is pretty simple (the one that comes with apache - or siege for that matter) - but one that will mimic the complex activity of thousands of people bidding, buying, selling, posting items, posting messages, replying, editing images, uploading things and registering accounts is a major task.

    I acknowledge that for a web developer or other professional, these things would be terribly simple to accomplish, but I'm not a web designer, web developer or programmer. I just happen to have been writing in perl for a few years and just happened to have began my exploration of the language through the building of a test auction site - which blew up in my face when thousands of people began using it.

    Almost six years later, I find myself with thousands and thousands of members, thousands of auctions every day and a large need/demand for improvements yet still only my feeble brain and limited experience and knowledge to work with in the few after-work hours that I have free.

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