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Book Review: Web Development with Apache and Perl
- PHBs: It should be able to provide them with adequate clue to have some sense of what their people may be talking about. It makes far more sense on a boss' desk than say the camel.
- IS: Network administrators, etc. that have a general computing background and may be interested in becoming involved with development, or better understand all the developer requests.
- Novices: Somebody who may have worked through Learning Perl, and is not sure what to do next.
I started off reading word for word but after the first few chapters it became a little difficult, I just wasn't into the book, I'd been exposed to all this before. I did 'read' the rest of the book though. The author gives a very broad coverage of all things web related for such a small book (~400 pg), although the coverage of templating systems seemed a bit excessive err thorough.
I was quite surprised at some of the things mentioned in the book, several software packages that I would think to be less than well known such as mod_backhand, lingerd, and WebDAV. In a way this book could be approached as a list of the sundries required do an adequate job as a webmaster. As such, a few things do seem to be lacking. Source control is not paid any significant lip service, and the book could do well to mention products such as perforce if it did. I also wonder why Apache::DBI or sqlrelay were not mentioned in the performance management section.
This is a well-written book and should be more than adequate for its target audience."