Beginning Perl

Authors: Lee, James

  • Functions as the most up-to-date beginner’s Perl book, current through Perl version 5.8.2
  • Covers what a new Perl programmer needs to know, using real-world examples
  • Surpasses the first edition; more concise and focused
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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.

About the authors

James Lee is a hacker and open-source advocate based in Illinois. He holds a master's degree from Northwestern University, and he can often be seen rooting for the Wildcats during football season. As founder of Onsight, Lee has worked as a programmer, trainer, manager, writer, and open-source advocate. Lee coauthored Hacking Linux Exposed, Second Edition, as well as Open Source Web Development with LAMP. He enjoys hacking Perl and has written many articles on Perl for Linux Journal. Lee also enjoys developing software for the Web, reading, traveling and, most of all, playing with his kids, who are too young to know why dad's favorite animals are penguins and camels.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Perl
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
James Lee, Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0665-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0665-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXX, 460
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published with the title: Learning Pearl by O'Reilly, 2000
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