Wiley, May 29, 2001 - Computers - 405 pages
This is the only Perl book that details practical applications that range from enabling cutting–edge research to integrating heterogeneous systems.
More and more companies are using Perl as their language of choice for projects great and small in large part because of Perl′s popularity among web CGI programmers. Perl′s ability to quickly generate and manipulate text files, along with its flexibility in communicating with a variety of systems and platforms, make it indispensable. In many organizations, however, especially those with large–scale programming teams, Perl adopters still fight a daily battle for acceptance. Perl is perceived by the IT managers in these organizations as difficult to manage (because there′s no one way to program), impossible to maintain (because deployment does not require compilation), prone to error (because its variables are weakly typed), and maybe even dangerous (because hackers use it). Applied Perl tackles these misperceptions through exploring cases where Perl is being applied inventively in the film industry, financial community, Internet community and scientific community. The book teaches new techniques to advanced Perl programmers and provides sample code and applications that can be customized. In addition it is an advocacy book that shows the power of the Perl language in tangible terms.
What people are saying - Write a review
A Watched File
20 other sections not shown
ACEDB AcePerl Apache applet application array bond bondDate browser called CGI script CGI.pm chapter ChatBot client connection contains CPAN create cusip database default defined Developmentor display elsif error example fetch fields foreach format function global grep Guestbook handle handler hash header implement insert interface Jabber Java Listing look loop map file method mobile phone mod_perl MySQL namespace options package parameters parse parser pass Perl modules Perl script prime brokerage protocol proxy proxy server query queue reatmon record reference retrieve routines server Shad Shad Valley ShadNet shift SOAP request SoapServer stored procedure string subroutine SWIG Sybase template ticket transaction undef Unix update variables WormBase write