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Thursday September 09, 2004
05:14 AM

Big stuff

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Every once in a while I get to dazzle my friends with some brilliant bits of Perl code (I'm talking about Java friends, mostly; all my Perl seems brilliant to them, fortunately).

They now tend to agree that Perl is a wonderful language, but they're still not headed in the right direction :-)

One of the things one of them tells me is: what about "load-balance", "fault-tolerance", etc?

I've never dealt with that kind of stuff, but according to him, they're very easy to implement with Java...

Anyone with some experience with this and willing to share the knowledge? :-) I only know what those are by hearing about them... don't know anything about fancy details :-)

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  • Load balancing and fault-tolerence are fairly easy to code into a decent enterprise perl application.

    It could mean anything from sharing user sessions between servers or using a reverse-proxy direct traffic accross mutiple application servers and cache responses to slow connections, etc.

    Plucking a figure out of the air, 99% of load balancing and fault tolerence is done with the web servers, database servers & connections, and network design.

    There are modules and tools that allow you to integrate t


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  • Any major search engine you use on the web that isn't built inhouse uses perl - MSN, Yahoo, etc all use Perl to get the job done, it plays a major role in google too.

    Any online trading and a large ammount of the finance analysis and trading support systems are based on perl.

    Livejournal and OSDN and several major magazines and newspapers use perl to power their websites.

    Perl keeps the Internet working and running every day.


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