I was really quite looking forward to getting my feet wet with mod_perl.
The web development that I have done to this point only catered to 80 or so users on our immediate local intranet. So, plain vanilla CGI programs were sufficient as we would only have approx 7 or 8 concurrent connections (if that).
Now however, we're opening up our potential audience (still intranet but a larger group). I've spoken to my boss about mod_perl and he seemed quite enthusiastic.
BTW, I've had mod_perl running on my development box for a while, I bought the eagle book a while back and I lurk on the mod_perl mailing list trying to pick up (and I have believe me) as many mod_perl tips as possible.
Of course, the analyst had other ideas. We're using Oracle for the particular project in question. Oracle ship a binary version of Apache that has modplsql built into it. The analyst wants to use modplsql as we use PL/SQL heavily and the thought is that this will continue to work well in a web environment.
So, I can all but say cheerio to using mod_perl for this project, no Apache::DBI here sonny. Oh well there's always another project.
In the meantime, I'll keep on playing with mod_perl on my development box.