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From Fred Moyer <f...@redhotpenguin.com>
Subject Re: New User Inquiry
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:33:20 GMT
Please see the increasingly active mod_perl users list:

http://perl.apache.org/maillist/modperl.html

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Jim Schueler <jschueler@eloquency.com> wrote:
> Based on the archives, no one has posted on this advocacy list since April,
> 2009.  First and foremost would be some assurance that this list
> (and underlying technology) is still active.
>
> I have been using mod_perl since its release and the author of the CPAN
> module Apache::ChildExit.  IMHO Apache::ChildExit fixes a shortcoming in
> Apache::Registry that made it unusable.  I am also an adovcate of 2 tier
> server architecture which I've implemented as BerkeleyDB::Lite on CPAN.
> Probably I imagined a bias against 2 tier architecture that caused me to
> stupidly ignore the mod_perl community for years.
>
> Mea Culpa.  My life is in shambles.  For the past 2 or 3 years I've
> subsisted by building free (or nearly free) websites.  In the last 6
> months, I can't even find opportunities to work for nothing.
>
> As it ever was, eventually every technology merges into a dominent product.
>  Web development remained independent through MS-ASP, Java/Struts, Adobe
> Flash/DreamWeaver.  But now, whether I am pitching web sites to
> end-customers, sub-contracting to web-site designers, or interviewing for a
> job, the universal response is that knowledge of Drupal equates to knowledge
> of website development and implementation.  So I am hopelessly unqualified.
>
> After 20 years of Perl, the shift to Drupal is too fundamental: Considering
> the obstacles, I might as well pursue a career writing IPhone apps, or
> dentistry for that matter.  And I still manage a few sophisticated mod_perl
> implementations ( http://www.outdoorathlete.com/ ). The obvious decision is
> to port these sites to Drupal and conquer the learning curve.  But if
> there's even a nascent effort to promote mod_perl as an alternative, I would
> prefer to participate.
>
> FWIW, if I get a chance to post another, I will stop the belly-aching.
>
> Thanks!
>
>  -Jim
>
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