Web Client Programming with Perl

Web Client Programming with Perl

This is a free perl book from O’Reilly Open Books Project. Web Client Programming with Perl is a behind-the-scenes look at how your web browser interacts with web servers. Readers of this book will learn how the Web works and how to write software that is more flexible, dynamic, and powerful than the typical web browser.


The goal here is not to rewrite the browser, but to give you the ability to retrieve, manipulate, and redistribute web-based information in an automated fashion. This book is for software developers who want to expand into a new market niche. It provides proof-of-concept examples and a compilation of web-related technical data.This book is for web administrators who maintain large amounts of data. Administrators can replace manual maintenance tasks with web robots to detect and correct problems with web sites. Robots perform tasks more accurately and quickly than human hands.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Demystifying the Browser
  • Learning HTTP
  • The Socket Library
  • The LWP Library
  • Example LWP Programs
  • Graphical Examples with Perl/Tk

Book Details

Author(s): Clinton Wong
Publisher: O’reilly media
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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