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How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl? We all have only so many hours of life available to us. We must use some of those to learn the skills that allow us to make a living so we can use the remaining hours to do other things.
This section provides a comprehensive Perl tutorial with clear explanation and practical programming examples. Powerful, stable, portable and mature, Perl is one of the most feature-rich programming languages with over two decades of development. Perl is portable and cross-platform. Currently Perl can run on over 100 platforms. Perl is good for both mission critical large scale projects and rapid prototyping. Getting Started with Perl
What does this book cover? Installing Perl on Windows and UNIX Making use of online Perl resources like CPAN First principles in programming and the Perl syntax Working with files and databases Writing web pages in Perl Using Perl as an object-oriented language Book overview Perl is a well-established programming language that has been developed through the time and effort of countless free software programmers into an immensely powerful tool that can be used on pratically every operating system in the world.
This tutorial will be covering the PERL syntax and should provide you with a very solid foundation of PERL for you to build upon. It is recommended that before you start walking through our tutorial that you have a general understanding of Web Development as well as some background knowledge of HTML and CSS as our tutorial is directed toward Web programming. We will be incorporating our PERL scripts with HTML, CSS, and PHP so if you are unfamiliar with any of these languages, it may be a good idea to touch base with the tutorials offered here, or elsewhere for that matter to familiarize yourself with the code we offer. Created in 1987 by Larry Wall, the UNIX based language has evolved into a powerful tool for the internet. It was designed as a quick-fix patch program for UNIX based systems.