Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C will allow you to enhance your Apache HTTP server in just about any way you'd like. Overall, it is an excellent book, and it has a lot of good information and terrific examples on everything from "Content Handlers" to customizing the Apache server configuration process.
It's quickly apparent that Lincoln Stein and Doug MacEachern spent valuable time writing this book considering the breadth of their subject and the depth they devote to it. The only downside to the book is that it's kind of hard to explain all of the API functionality without assuming a minimum level of competence from the audience. For that reason, this book might be a bit intimidating to novice programmers, but it really rewards you if you put time into it and tinker with things.
The book also works well as a source of ideas and inspiration for when you have to write your own server modules, and I'd recommend it if you want to customize your Apache server or speed up your Perl CGI programs. --Doug Beaver
This guide to web programming shows how to extend the capabilities of the Apache web server. It explains the design of Apache, mod_perl, and the Apache API, then demonstrates how to use them to rewrite CGI scripts, filter HTML documents on the server-side, enhance server log functionality, convert file formats on the fly, and more.See all Product Description
Not much there for C, although it's not too difficult to make use of the Perl topics and covert them to C, it's more geared towards Perl (much more). That's too bad. Read morePublished on May 10 2003 by Tim Greer
It's all in Perl. The book says "Apache Modules with Perl and C" but really, it's all in Perl. Read morePublished on March 1 2003 by "kjackson1997"
The book in and of itself, is great. Typical O'Reilly fare. But this book is 99% Perl.. anyone writing Apache Modules, isn't writing them in Perl. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2001 by Chris
Writing Apache Modules is a rather arcane specialty; with so many excellent free modules already available, most people can find more than the need with some simple... Read morePublished on May 22 2001 by _Mark_
This book is a pleasure to read. It provides information on web development on the Apache/Perl platform in a very accessible and entertaining form without being dumbed down. Read morePublished on March 25 2001 by Cliente de Amazon
Anybody who is interested in writing apache modules, MUST buy this book...
Its very straight forward, focuses only on things that are related to writing modules in both Perl... Read more
Doug and Lincoln's book is outstanding. I had no idea Apache could do so much. The book is also wonderful simply for the perl parts of the examples. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 1999
This book offers comprehensive explanations and examples for developers who wants to tap into the power of apache via perl. Read morePublished on July 10 1999