Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours

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Sams, 2002 - Computers - 451 pages

Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours teaches readers new to Perl the necessary basics of Perl and then shows them how to apply that knowledge in real-world Web development.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • The first third of the book teaches the basics of the Perl language.
  • The second third of the book builds on this foundation, and shows the reader how to interact with the file system, operating system, and network.
  • The last third of the book focuses on Web development.It begins with the basics of CGI and then moves quickly into building common Web solutions such as data collection, multi-page forms, e-mail forms, and using Perl as a Web templating system.

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I would rate this as one of the best beginner books around. Along with the Starter Kit, this book provides a coherent and easy to follow guide. Within 24 1-hour sessions, you'll acquire and develop ... Read full review

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Perl remains a standard web scripting language, so libraries with older guides should update. Teach Yourself targets beginners with 24 one-hour, step-by-step lessons that include "Getting Started with ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Numbers and Strings
21
Controlling the Programs Flow
39
Lists and Arrays
59
Working with Files
81
Pattern Matching
97
Hashes
115
Advanced Features
151
The Perl Community
271
Using Perl for CGI
287
Basic Forms
307
Complex Forms
323
Manipulating HTTP and CGI
337
Cookies
355
Email from CGI
373
Web Pages with Templates
387

Files and Directories
169
System Interaction
187
Using Perls CommandLine Tools
203
References and Structures
217
Using Modules
235
Finding Permanence
251
Making an Interactive Site
403
Appendix
417
Appendix A Installing Modules
419
Index
427
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Clinton Pierce is a software engineer, programming instructor, and Web developer and consultant. He has been active in the Perl and Unix communities, contributing to the Perl Power Tools project and answering Perl questions in Usenet newsgroups about Perl for several years. He has written courseware for a variety of classes, including Unix systems administration, Perl programming, and Unix shell programming.

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