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Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl

ISBN: 978-0-470-41464-4
888 pages
July 2009
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The only book to address using cache to enhance and speed up Web application development
  • Developers use Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl to build dynamic Web sites that store information within the MySQL database; this is the only book to address using these technologies together to alleviate the database load in Web development
  • Covers each of the four systems and shows how to install, set up, and administer them; then shows the reader how to put the parts together to start building applications
  • Explains the benefits of a base perl library for code re-use, and provides sample applications that demonstrate in a practical way the information covered in the previous chapters
  • Examines monitoring, performance, and security, with a problem-solving chapter that walks the reader through solving real-world issues


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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: LAMMP, Now with an ExtraM.

Chapter 2: MySQL.

Chapter 3: Advanced MySQL.

Chapter 4: Perl Primer.

Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Perl.

Chapter 6: MySQL and Perl.

Chapter 7: Simple Database Application.

Chapter 8: memcached.

Chapter 9: libmemcached.

Chapter 10: Memcached Functions forMySQL.

Chapter 11: Apache.

Chapter 12: Contact List Application.

Chapter 13: mod_perl.

Chapter 14: Usingmod_perl Handlers.

Chapter 15: More mod_perl.

Chapter 16: Perl and Ajax.

Chapter 17: Search Engine Application.

Appendix A: InstallingMySQL.

Appendix B: Configuring MySQL.


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Author Information

Patrick Galbraith lives up in the sticks of southwestern New Hampshire near Mt. Monadnock with his wife, Ruth. Since 1993, he has been using and developing open source software. He has worked on various open source projects, including MySQL, Federated storage engine, Memcached Functions for MySQL, Drizzle, and Slashcode, and is the maintainer of DBD::mysql. He has worked at a number of companies throughout his career, including MySQL AB, Classmates.com, OSDN/Slashdot. He currently works for Lycos. He is also part owner of a wireless broadband company, Radius North, which provides Internet service to underserved rural areas of New Hampshire. His web site, which comes by way of a 5.8GHz Alvarion access unit up in a pine tree, is http://patg.net.
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