Part II takes you from the Apache request object through the creation of your own handlers. It also shows ways in which the mod_perl API extends the Apache C API and offers ways to finely tune your server for optimal performance.
The Introduction to Part II introduces the idea of the request cycle and request handlers that are expanded upon in the chapters to follow.
Chapter 3, The Apache Request Object, freely available from Sams Publishing, begins the real journey into the realm of mod_perl and its API. It is here that you will begin to see how mod_perl integrates and extends Apache's internal framework.
Chapter 4, The Apache Server Object, freely available from WebReference.com, shows how you can use mod_perl to alter the behavior of Apache at its most base level.
Chapter 7, Creating Handlers, is where the fun begins. It is here that you will learn how to put the mod_perl API to work and begin creating your own applications.