MySQL and Perl for the Web
New Riders, August, 2001
MySQL and Perl for the Web provides practical, detailed instructions showing how to use MySQL and the Perl DBI and CGI.pm modules to write interactive web-based applications. Discussions are illustrated extensively using working code. Some of the topics covered by the book include:
The book also describes how web security exploits occur and how to prevent them. It shows how to use secure connections over SSL to prevent hijackers from tapping connections to your web server. It demonstrates how to set up and use mod_perl, an Apache module that greatly speeds up execution of Perl web scripts, and shows how to avoid common programming mistakes that cause scripts run under mod_perl to fail.