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Perl 5 for Dummies

by Paul Hoffman

ISBN 0764500449 / 9780764500442 / 0-7645-0044-9
Publisher Hungry Minds Inc
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

Perl is fast becoming the programming language of choice for many wanna-be programmers and systems administrators alike. Find out for yourself why this language is so popular and use Perl 5 For Dummies to begin writing in Perl. You'll see how easy it is to create your own programs in Perl or use any of the hundreds of pre-written programs from the accompanying CD-ROM. You don't need to know a great deal about programming to get started with Perl -- this book shows you everything!

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

Figure out Perl object-oriented programs

Get files from the Internet by using programs you write

Write programs that will process files, monitor disk use, and perform other system administration tasks

Create exciting CGI programs for a World Wide Web server

Discover how quickly you can write in Perl, even if you don't know other programming languages

Process databases and other corporate information with ease

Find out where the best Perl sites live on the Internet

Explore programs written by Perl programmers all over the world on the accompanying CD-ROM

About the CD:

Valuable bonus CD includes:

Sample code from the book

WinZip 6.2 for Windows

StuffIt Expander for Macintosh

Tools to create Perl code samples from the Internet! [via]