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Beginning Perl

  • Authors
  • James Lee
  • Simon Cozens
  • Peter Wainwright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xxx
  2. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 1-11
  3. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 13-50
  4. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 51-76
  5. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 77-110
  6. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 111-125
  7. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 127-147
  8. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 149-175
  9. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 177-204
  10. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 205-212
  11. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 213-227
  12. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 229-251
  13. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 253-285
  14. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 287-313
  15. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 315-346
  16. James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
    Pages 347-383
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 385-429

About this book

Introduction

Originally created as a powerful text processing tool, Perl has since evolved into a multi-purpose, multi-platform language capable of implementing a variety of tasks such as system administration, CGI and network programming, XML processing, and more. Beginning Perl, Second Edition provides valuable insight into Perl's role in all of these tasks and more.

Commencing with a comprehensive overview of language basics, you'll learn all about important concepts such as Perl's data types and control flow constructs. This material sets the stage for a discussion of more complex topics, such as writing custom functions, using regular expressions, and file input and output. Next, we move on to the advanced topics of object oriented programming, modules, CGI programming, and database administration with Perl's powerful database interface module, DBI. The examples and code provided offer you all of the information you need to start writing your own powerful scripts to solve the problems listed above, and many more.

Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced programmer, Beginning Perl, Second Edition offers an ideal guide to learning Perl.

Keywords

C programming language Perl Processing UNIX XML data types databases functions language operating system programming programming language

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