Choosing a Web Architecture for Perl

Perrin Harkins (We Also Walk Dogs)
Perl, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)

In the past few years, many new web proxy servers have come onto the scene with new performance promises and features. Servers based on non-blocking I/O bring claims of greatly improved performance.

At the same time, FastCGI has become more widely used, giving people a possible alternative to mod_perl.

This talk will help you choose the right architecture for you by presenting a useful set of benchmarks and a comparison of strong points and key features. Although the focus is on Perl applications, the proxy server comparison may be of interest to a wider audience.

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Perrin Harkins

We Also Walk Dogs

Perrin is a developer for We Also Walk Dogs, where he builds Web applications for groups like, Credo Mobile, and the ONE Campaign. His prior experience includes large web-based businesses like and He has published articles on and contributed to several books about web development. He is a frequent participant in open source projects, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation.

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