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How to Run a Long Background Process in a Web App  

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9:45 AM Saturday
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Web applications need to respond quickly to user actions. From a usability point of view, anything that takes longer than a second or two will distract the user from the task at hand. This is a hands-on Perl and JavaScript coding session that explains how to span a background daemon process from a Perl web application and how to check on progress using Ajax calls. The example is done with code of a TWiki backup & restore plugin, however it is generic enough to be used in any web application programming environment.

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Peter Thoeny

Founder & CTO of, a leading enterprise collaboration platform. Trying to get more open source contributors hooked on TWiki. Inventor of Structured Wikis. Co-author of Wikis for Dummies. Speaker. Open source & enterprise collaboration advocate.
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