Beginning Perl

Beginning Perl

Covers installation how-to, core language elements (regular expressions, references, modules, and the like), and on to basic applied techniques. Also covers how to access and work with databases and write CGI scripts to generate web pages.

Tag(s): Perl

Publication date: 01 May 2000

ISBN-10: 1861003145

ISBN-13: 9781861003140

Paperback: 700 pages

Views: 25,261

Type: Book

Publisher: Wrox Press

License: n/a

Post time: 28 Sep 2006 02:32:05

Beginning Perl

Beginning Perl Covers installation how-to, core language elements (regular expressions, references, modules, and the like), and on to basic applied techniques. Also covers how to access and work with databases and write CGI scripts to generate web pages.
Tag(s): Perl
Publication date: 01 May 2000
ISBN-10: 1861003145
ISBN-13: 9781861003140
Paperback: 700 pages
Views: 25,261
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Wrox Press
License: n/a
Post time: 28 Sep 2006 02:32:05
Book Excerpts:

Perl is a well-established programming language that has been developed through the time and effort of countless free software programmers into a powerful tool that can be used on practically every operating system in the world. Perl started out as the "Swiss army knife" of computer languages and was used primarily by system administrators, but over time it's grown into a robust language used by web-developers and programmers worldwide. It's also a great way to learn programming techniques and develop your own style of coding.

"There's more than one way to do it" is the motto of Perl, but this book aims to take readers through them all. This book will take readers from installation, through the core language elements - regular expressions, references, modules and the like - and onto basic applied techniques. Readers will see how to access and work with databases in Perl, write CGI scripts to generate web pages and beyond. Coverage is using Perl 5.6 in all of examples and there's a reference section in the back.

Intended Audience:

This book is for those new to programming who want to learn with Perl. Readers will find it easier if they already have some basic programming experience, but the material covered can be mastered by anyone with just a text editor, some common sense and a computer. For those who want to learn how to program with Perl and then find out far they can go with it, this is the book for them.

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About The Author(s)


Simon Cozens (simon@simon-cozens.org) is a Perl programmer and author. He has released more than 100 Perl modules. His books include Beginning Perl, Extending and Embedding Perl, and the second edition of Advanced Perl Programming. He also maintained the www.perl.com site for O’Reilly for several years and was a columnist for the Perl Journal. His academic training is in Japanese, and latterly in missiology; he aims to work for the church in Japan in the future.

Simon Cozens

Simon Cozens (simon@simon-cozens.org) is a Perl programmer and author. He has released more than 100 Perl modules. His books include Beginning Perl, Extending and Embedding Perl, and the second edition of Advanced Perl Programming. He also maintained the www.perl.com site for O’Reilly for several years and was a columnist for the Perl Journal. His academic training is in Japanese, and latterly in missiology; he aims to work for the church in Japan in the future.


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