I'll second this!
in reply to Re: Perl Books to buy
in thread Perl Books to buy
I learnt this the very worst way possible - having to deal
with a suddenly popular web site! The poor webserver
had a load average of 20 and each CGI was taking 20 seconds
or more to complete ;-) Each CGI took about 1 second to
run on an unloaded server, but as soon as we were getting more than 1 per second
it exhibited this appalling run away behaviour!
Now-a-days the webserver deals with over 100,000 mod_perl
requests per day, and the load average never creeps above
Not everyone uses Apache though (we weren't at the time) which
constrains the use of mod_perl (and incidentally is why I stick
to Apache::Registry - so the scripts can still run
under cgi if necessary on a different webserver).
Has anyone done an ISAPI/NSAPI mod_perl(ish) implemetation yet?