O'Reilly Open Source Convention
oreilly.comO'Reilly Network

Arrow Home
Arrow Registration
Arrow Hotel/Travel
Arrow See & Do
Arrow Tutorials
Arrow Sessions
Arrow Evening Events
Arrow BOFs
Arrow Speakers
Arrow Press
Arrow Mail List
Arrow Exhibitors
Arrow Sponsors
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

News Coverage


Advanced DBI

Tim Bunce, CTO, Data Plan Services

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 8:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Harbor Island II

Who Should Attend: Intermediate to advanced Perl programmers with understanding of the DBI and a desire to know more.

Learn how the DBI works and how to get the best out of it, including how to maximize speed, safety, reliability and portability.

Course Outline:

  • Wheels within wheels: The architecture and how to see inside it using trace
  • Error checking and recovery: The importance of checking and the virtues of eval
  • Speed, speed, speed: what helps, what doesn't; database design, application partitioning, network latency, stored procedures, caching etc
  • Safety and concurrency: locking and transactions
  • Database portability and handling multiple databases, with comparison of driver and database behavior and capabilities
  • DBI for the Web: From CGI to Apache mod_perl; the lack of state; security
  • The power of the proxy
  • Handling LONGs
  • Dealing with common installation problems
  • Outline of implementing a DBD driver in Perl or XS

oreilly.com Home | Conferences Home | Open Source Convention Home
Registration | Hotels/Travel | Tutorials | Sessions | Speakers
Press | Mail List | Exhibitors | Sponsors

© 2001, O'Reilly Media, Inc.