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[RFC] Web low levelby Martin90 (Sexton)
|on Mar 17, 2015 at 22:46 UTC ( #1120390=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
Martin90 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I would like to study a little bit of foundation, low level dependencies that makes the www works - from first signal that comes to the server, or even earlier where my machine ip is recognized and request is being send (ip systems, connections, performance of www, etc). I plan to do more serious apps/scripts for websites and I think this knowledge may be valuable and allows me to understand things better and write better software for it. It's like you don't have to be an mechanical engineer to drive a car but, knowing what's under the hood helps you drive better ;)
So, which subjects should I consider ? I was thinking about TCP/IP and HTTP. As for the TCP/IP I've started to read "TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1" but I think I went in the wrong direction. That book is full of definitions only, and probably too low level for the websites only.
Looking forward for your opinions ;) Where should I start, what to read ?
PS: I was trying to add this subject to "Meditations" node since it is not particularly related to perl but I it looks like don't have permission to post there.
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