Perl : How to Program 1e
This new book in the Deitels' How to Program series is a comprehensive guide to programming with Perl. It emphasizes the use of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) with Perl to create powerful dynamicWeb content for e-commerce applications. The book begins with a clear and careful introduction to the concepts of structured programming at a level suitable for beginners to programming, and proceeds through advanced topics such as references and complex data structures. Important topics in Perl such as regular expressions (Chapter 8) and string manipulation (Chapter 9) receive a detailed treatment. The authors address important and topical issues such as object-oriented programming (Chapter 14), the Perl database interface (DBI) (Chapter 15), graphics (Chapter 21) and security (Chapter 19). Also included is a significant treatment of XML (Chapter 22) and the Python programming language. There is a complete chapter on Web accessibility that addresses programming and technologies relevant to accessibility for people with disabilities. Appendices include detailed instructions for installation of Perl and server configuration for CGI scripts. Perl How to Program is geared toward both Unix/Linux and Windows users.
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Objectives, an Outline, and an Introduction and ends with a Summary, Terminology, a summary of all the programming tips in the chapter, Self-Review Exercises, Self-Review Exercise Answers, and Exercises.)
1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web.
2. Introduction to Programming in Perl.
3. Control Structures: Part I.
4. Arrays and Hashes.
5. Control Structures: Part II.
6. Subroutines and Functions.
7. Introduction to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
8. Regular Expressions.
9. String Manipulation.
10. File Processing.
11. File and Directory Manipulation.
12. Formatted Output.
15. Perl Database Interface (DBI).
16. Session Tracking and Cookies.
17. Web Automation and Networking.
18. Process Control.
20. Complex Data Structures.
21. Graphics and Perl/Tk.
22. Perl and XML: A Web-Based Message Forums Application.
23. Accessibility: Developing for the Disabled.
24. Bonus Chapter: Introduction to HyperText Markup Language 4: Part I.
25. Bonus Chapter: Introduction to HyperText Markup Language 4: Part II.
26. Bonus Chapter: Introduction to Python Programming.
Appendix A: HTML Special Characters.
Appendix B: HTML Colors.
Appendix C: ASCII Character Set.
Appendix D: Operator Precedence Charts.
Appendix E: Number Systems.
Appendix F: Installing Apache Web Server.
Appendix G: Installing Perl.
Appendix H: Installing Python.
Appendix I: Career Resources.
Appendix J: Registering an ODBC Data Source.