Writing Tests with Apache-Test, Part II:
At last year's YAPC, between the beer and buffalo wings, you got to know the basics of Apache-Test. Now, it's time to get familiar with what really makes it a really valuable testing platform. Apache-Test allows you to run tests directly within the mod_perl runtime environment, providing the ability to exercise server-side APIs in a way no other testing framework can. If mod_perl is your thing, you absolutely need to check this out.
A Few Cool Things About mod_perl 2.0:
mod_perl 2.0 is certainly a lot to digest. But hidden deep in the recesses of this new release are lots of features that you won't find at the forefront of the typical "why mod_perl 2.0" discussion but which are super cool. Oh, and they are important to your migration strategy too. This talk will outline a few of the important but lesser known features of mod_perl 2.0 that will get you thinking in new directions as you migrate away from mod_perl 1.0.
unfortunately, the talk that I most wanted to do (Testing PHP with Perl with Chris Shiflett) wasn't selected. the talk met with a similar fate at PHP Quebec, which I gather is much like YAPC in its audience and expectations. I guess neither side has much of an interest in the other, at least not in the testing arena, which I find odd since it seems like the more people I talk to from either side the more they are willing to admit there is some degree of crossover in both directions. oh, well.