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First Aid Quiz web site, now on updated perl quiz engine

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I have now updated The First Aid Quiz Web Site to use the new version of fhe quiz engine, which is not at version 0.3.1. This will mean that it is now inline with the LPI Certification Exams on PenguinTutor.com.

Most of the updates are hidden to the end users. In an earlier post I already mentioned the main update which was to replace the Cache::FileCache Perl module with a MySQL DB session table. There are however several other new features.

The complete list of new features is below:

Whilst not a new feature an important point is that this is now on the same version as at www.penguintutor.com, so that as improvements are made they can be applied immediately. There is no longer need to back port functionality, or maintain multiple versions.

My one concern is that this increases the number of database queries and may have a small impact on the performance of the server, although it does remove the need for some small files, which needed to be maintained. I will monitor this and see if there is any noticeable degradation in performance, although I can't see any at the moment.

As I say most of these changes will be completely transparent to the user, but it improves the platform for future updates. There are still a lot more things that need to be done before this can be released as open source software, but that is still my plan for the future.

If you have any comments / bugs on the quiz then please leave a message on the PenguinTutor Forums.


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