Perl 5 by Example

Perl 5 by Example

Reading Perl 5 by Example is the easiest way to learn Perl! Teach yourself Internet programming and CGI scripting. This book is based on the learn-by-doing principle because I believe simply reading about a subject is not the best way to learn.


After all, you don’t read about putting together a jigsaw puzzle, you put the puzzle together yourself! Programming is the same way. You must actually run some programs in order to really understand the concepts. Perl 5 by Example teaches you how to use the Perl programming language by showing examples that demonstrate the concepts being discussed. The examples are designed to give you a chance to experiment-which in turn should clarify the material.

The topics are covered in a straightforward, non-technical manner which allows you to quickly understand the fundamental principles. After the main topic of each chapter is introduced, sub-topics are explored in their own sections. Each section has its own Perl examples with explanations given in psuedocode.

Table of Contents

  • Getting Your Feet Wet
  • Numeric and String Literals
  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Functions
  • Statements
  • Control Statements
  • References
  • Using Files
  • Regular Expressions
  • Creating Reports
  • Using Special Variables
  • Handling Errors and Signals
  • What Are Objects?
  • Perl Modules
  • Debugging Perl
  • Command line Options
  • Using Internet Protocols
  • What is CGI?
  • Form Processing
  • Using Perl with Web Servers
  • Internet Resources

Book Details

Author(s): David Medinets
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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