YAPC::NA 2006 — JT Smith

Building a Workflow Engine with POE and mod_perl

Creative Commons Attribution + Share Alike 2.5
2006-06-27 9:20 AM CST
46 Minutes, 15 Seconds

Many times as a programmer you need to have a mechanism for dealing with long running events outside of your application. For instance, you may need to send 100,000 emails from a web app. Or you may need to poll a web service for something asynchronously. Or maybe you need an event to be kicked off at a secheduled time. Whatever your pleasure, we'll show you how to build a workflow system that will fit your needs, or at least get you started.

In this session we'll show you how to construct a feature-rich workflow engine using POE and mod_perl. When we're done it will be distributed, secure, scalable, and extensible; and best of all simple to use. We'll even provide you with working code when we're done so you can take it to home, work, or school and start using it right away.


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