YAPC::NA 2007

June 25-27, Houston, TX

Care and Feeding of Large Web Applications

Care and Feeding of Large Web Applications

By Perrin Harkins (‎perrin‎) from NY.pm
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 01:30 PM
Duration: 50 minutes

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It all started out so simple, but somewhere along the line your web app turned into a beast. How do you keep it under control as it expands across multiple machines, multiple versions, and client

This talk will examine how open source tools were used to manage a large, modern, perl web application through three years of major growth and change. Topics will include:

- Leveraging version control and branching strategies.
- Managing large sets of CPAN modules, some with local changes.
- Creating an automated build system.
- Testing strategies for a complicated database application and a modern web UI.
- Automating data migration during upgrades.
- Isolating client-specific changes from core code with a plugin system.

We'll talk about what worked, where the common wisdom failed us, and what practical lessons you can take from our experience.