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Web Development : Perl Scripting Language


See Also:
^Web Development
>CGI - Common Gateway Interface (including Perl)
>Dynamic Web Page Generation
>Client-side Scripting


* The Perl Language Home Page
* Tom Christiansen's Mox.Perl.COM Home Page
* The Perl Reference
A comprehensive listing of Perl links and reference materials.
* Perl Recipes
Examples of how to do several common programming tasks in Perl.
* Perl Module Mechanics
A nice little guide by Steven McDougall about how to create and use modules in Perl programs.
* Safe Scripting in Perl
The section of the World Wide Web Security FAQ about using Perl.
* CGI.pm - a Perl5 CGI Library
Online documentation for the Perl CGI.pm module from the Perl CPAN library - now virtually the standard way of writing CGI scripts in perl.
* CPAN Perl Libraries for MsqlPerl
Libraries to interface to an mSQL database from a Perl CGI script or program.
* DBI Home Page
DBperl is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for the Perl Language. The DBperl API Specification defines a set of functions, variables and conventions that provide a consistent database interface independent of the actual database being used. Also lists the drivers available for various DBMS's.
* Book: Programming Perl (2nd Edition)
The legendary "Camel" book by Larry Wall - the authorative reference guide to the Perl language by the guy that actually invented the language!
There is also a full table of contents source code and errata available online.
Buy it TODAY from Amazon Worldwide/U.S.A. or U.K.
* Book: Learning Perl (2nd Edition)
The other legendary Perl book - the "Llama" book by Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Christiansen
A hands-on tutorial designed to get you writing useful Perl scripts as quickly as possible. The second edition has been updated to cover version 5.004 of the Perl language.
There is also source code available online.
Buy it TODAY from Amazon Worldwide/U.S.A. or U.K.
* Book: Perl in a Nutshell
A desktop reference book for Perl programmers. Due for release in December 1998, but can be ordered in advance.
Buy it TODAY from Amazon Worldwide/U.S.A. or U.K.
* Book: Advanced Perl Programming
Covers both the advanced features of the Perl language and how to use Perl to achieve complex programming tasks. Subjects include object-oriented programming, complex data structures, GUI's, exceptions and extending Perl.
There is also a full table of contents source code and errata available online.
Buy it TODAY from Amazon Worldwide/U.S.A. or U.K.
* CPAN - The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
To let CPAN describe itself: "The CPAN contains the collected wisdom of the entire Perl community: hundreds of Perl utilities, several books' worth of documentation, and the entire Perl distribution. If it's written in Perl, and it's helpful and free, it's in the CPAN."
If you want to do something in Perl, someone has probably already written a module to help you - check CPAN first!
* Perl FAQ Index
The Perl Frequently Asked Questions list from the CPAN archive.
* perltoot - Tom's object-oriented tutorial for perl
A very good tutorial on Perl's OO facilities.
* A Quick Introduction to Perl
* Writing Object-Oriented CGIs with Perl
A basic summary of the object-oriented facilities in Perl, and introduction to some of Perl's object-oriented concepts and syntax.
* Perl Builder IDE
A report on a new commercial visual editor/debugger and IDE for developing Perl programs from SolutionSoft, including facilities to simulate a CGI script environment for testing.
* perl.miningco.com
The Mining Co. guide to Perl. Lots of interesting articles, features and links about the Perl language and practical Perl programming.
* More Examples of Scripts Created with CGI.pm
Code samples for doing some more advanced things with CGI scripts using the CGI.pm Perl module. Examples include:
* Perl Regular Expression Tutorial
A tutorial article explaining the format of Perl regular expression search patterns in detail, and the subtle differences between Perl's regular expressions and Unix' regular expressions.
* DCE-Perl
Open Source library modules in the CPAN archive providing an object-oriented interface to DCE (the Distributed Computing Environment) and DFS (Distributed File System) for access control lists and internals.
* Perl extension module XML::Parser
The XML::Parser extension module is a perl interface to James Clark's XML parser, expat.
* Using The Perl XML::Parser Module
An article by Clark Cooper describing two Perl programs which demonstrate some of XML::Parser's capabilities.
* Perl XML FAQ
This FAQ contains information related to using and manipulating XML with Perl, and not just restricted to the XML::Parser CPAN module.
* Book: Perl Cookbook
A VERY useful companion to the "Camel" book. The book contains hundreds of very useful, short programs, and excellent explanations for answering all those "How do I do that?" questions - from regular expressions and text handling to sophisticated security and web utilities.
Buy it TODAY from Amazon Worldwide/U.S.A. or U.K.
* The Perl Data Structures Cookbook
This is a cookbook of recipes for building up complex data structures in perl. The goal is to provide cookbook-like, cut-and-paste examples of the most often used data structures in perl.
* The Apache/Perl Integration Project
Home page for The Apache/Perl integration project (aka mod_perl) This project brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server. With mod_perl it is possible to write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time.
A must for high performance CGI's.
* Intro to Mod_Perl
A rundown on how to get started with mod_perl for running "embedded" Perl scripts with the Apache server.
* EvoScript Perl App Framework
EvoScript is a free, database-enabled web application framework written in Perl and released as Open Source. EvoScript was developed out of some in-house tools at Evolution Online Systems, to provide an open, scalable web application framework to built to make creating dynamic web sites easier.
* Text::Template.pm
Home page for the Text::Template.pm - a module for filling in templates. A template is a file or a string that has bits of Perl code, called program fragments, embedded in it.



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