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Re^4: Catalyst vs CGI::Application

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Oct 17, 2007 at 19:24 UTC ( #645563=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Catalyst vs CGI::Application
in thread Catalyst vs CGI::Application

The process model of FastCGI and mod_perl with a fornt-end proxy are nearly identical, so I expect the memory footprint and scalability will be the same, unless the particular application is somehow able to take advantage of some special capability unique to one of these platforms.

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Re^5: Catalyst vs CGI::Application
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Oct 17, 2007 at 19:41 UTC
    The difference is that mod_perl requires Apache to be running and FCGI doesn't. Thus, you can scale FCGI onto an app server and leave Apache on the webserver while appservers for mod_perl require Apache to be running.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
      No, it's the same. FastCGI has some code that runs a daemon around your perl code. In mod_perl, apache is that daemon. When you run a front-end proxy, your proxy is the web server and the mod_perl server is nothing but a perl daemon, just like FastCGI.

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