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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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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

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