"When you don't have it open for reference, the "mod_perl Developer's Cookbook" deserves a place on the "Must Have" section of your bookshelf." -- Lyle Brooks, Amazon.com customer review. [ read more...]
"This book is terrific! We were having problems with mod_perl memory usage and performance with our new website. This book gave us great ideas on how to implement startup.pl scripts, Apache::DBI, and many other Apache parameters. But the biggest payback was in the profiling of our code. The book suggested problem areas (such as slurping files), and provided reference to Apache::DProf which is a beautiful tool for profiling. The end result has been tremendous performance increase... Kudos to Geoff, Paul and Randy on a robust, selfless and important effort!" -- Jeff Vendetti, Amazon.com customer review. [ read more...]
"I've recommended it to everyone I know who writes for this platform, and it is rarely more than 2-3 feet from my keyboard. Covering the subject as deeply as sub-classing the Apache classes in XS... there's very little about mod_perl you won't find in the book." -- Randy Ray, Amazon.com customer review. [ read more...]
"Excellent. Truly excellent. This the book that I wish I had when I started into mod_perl" -- afongen, web blog. [ read more...]
"The recipes are excellent, and the commentary on them well thought out and thorough." -- Matt Sergeant, use.perl journal. [ read more...]
"Bloody good." -- Nat Torkington, use.perl journal. [ read more...]
"... the mod_perl Developer's Cookbook is really good, and you'll have to prise it from my dead hands before I'll give up my copy." -- Mark Fowler, Slashdot reader. [ read more...]
"This is by far one of the most useful books on my bookshelf. If you have a problem just pick it up, thumb through it a bit, and find the answer. Its approach, which is very different form that of the Eagle book, was sorely needed for a long while." -- Robin Berjon, Slashdot reader. [ read more...]
"This book's approach helps me find tried and true approaches to the things I need to make mod_perl do. It's far better organized and written than the freely available documentation and covers a range of modules (many written for the book) that do things I used to do the hard way. It's clear, concise, and the material is well chosen. You'll get a lot further along on your next mod_perl project a lot faster with this book close to hand than by repeatedly scouring CPAN and the web for the modules, mail messages, and documentation " -- Barrie Slaymaker, Slashdot reader. [ read more...]
"... it is more comprehensive than the excellent Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C and is well worth the money I spent on it." -- Perl monk. [ read more...]
"This is really a book the world has been waiting for. From installation through API everything is explained and it will probably establish as the standard mod_perl reference. Anyone using mod_perl will not get along without it, or at least will not want to." -- Markus Wolf, perlunity.de (translation courtesy of Joerg Walter). [ read more...]
"Thanks in large part to things I learned from your book in just one week, my site went from completely unusable to immediately responsive under my peak load conditions... The recipes on performance tuning were remarkable, perfectly laid out, and exactly what I needed. Thanks again for a super book. I have barely scratched the surface of it, and it has already saved me hundreds of dollars I was ready to spend on a server upgrade." -- David Krause, private email.
"The mod_perl cookbook is excellent. I've been devouring it for the past week or so, and it so clearly illustrates the problems and their solutions that I'm running into as I implement mod_perl in favor of PHP. The examples are realistic enough to be useful, and thorough enough to show exactly how to do it. This book is just the springboard I needed into mod_perl. Kudos all around." -- Andy Lester, private email.
"mod_perl Developers Cookbook is without doubt one of the best computing books that I have read for long time. The style is easy to read, informative, authoritative, and above all, there are lots and lots of practical solutions, code examples and real world problems which are all too lacking in a lot of computer books... after the completion of this book I now have a very good understanding of exactly what I am doing and how mod_perl actually works." -- Paul Anderson, private email.