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Linux Magazine: mod_perl, Part Two

Feb 14, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randal L. Schwartz)

"As I mentioned last month, having persistent Perl code means that some steps of your application can be reused rather than repeated. One very easy optimization is keeping your database handles open between web hits, rather than reopening them on each new hit. The Apache::DBI module (found in the CPAN) does the work for you by altering the way normal DBI connections are processed.

"If your application is like most, you simply add PerlModule Apache::DBI to the configuration file, and it just magically works. The disconnect() method of DBI is altered so that it doesn't really disconnect, and the connect() method attempts to reuse an already existing handle opened with the same database parameters (including user and password)..."

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