Great news for Perl: mod_perlite lives!Posted: October 12, 2009
This weekend I was pleasantly surprised by an email from [Aaron Stone](http://sodabrew.com/), the lead engineer of [modperlite](http://modperlite.org/) — a project the two of us had started while we were both at Six Apart focused on addressing ways [to dramatically improve performance for Movable Type](http://www.modperlite.org/2008/12/why-mod-perlite.html). Aaron had done a lot of the initial groundwork for the project technically, but eventually got consumed by other projects in need of his expertise; a trend that did not stop when he moved on to Google.
I had in fact began recruiting for engineering talent to contract with to complete the project. But then this weekend, I got an email from Aaron out of the blue informing me that [he finished the work on mod_perlite and tested it with Movable Type](http://www.modperlite.org/2009/10/mod-perlite-lives.html)… and it worked!
This is a tremendous milestone for the project and puts us in a position for the first time to see if the original hypothesis for the project holds water: **that we could make Perl applications as brain-numbingly easy to install as PHP-based ones, and that we could also help make all CGI faster and more memory efficient in the process**.
* Learn more on the [modperlite website](http://modperlite.org/).
* [Download modperlite from github](http://github.com/sodabrew/mod_perlite/downloads) (official distributions to come soon).