Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 676 pages

Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days covers the basics of Perl in the first few chapters, and then moves on to practical issues of Perl and in-depth discussions of more advanced topics. Later chapters also delve into software engineering topics, with discussions of modular code and object-oriented programming. CGI is covered in one chapter, but it is not the focus on the book. The book relies heavily on longer working examples and code, as opposed to small snippets and code fragments, and each chapter includes two to three smaller complete examples and one major one that illustrates most of the concepts for that chapter and builds on the chapters before it. Written by Laura Lemay, this is her third major book after Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 21 Days and Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days.

 

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hmmm.....today only i just read the day 1 material and i must say that its really nice :)
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Contents

Introduction
7
DAY
10
DAY
16
DAY
19
DAY
20
Working with Strings and Numbers Scalar Data
29
DAY 5
64
Answers
81
Exercises
265
Exploring a Few Longer Examples
353
Advanced Perl
379
Managing Files and Directories
437
Creating Links
444
Perl and the Operating System
453
Working with References
481
Using References with Subroutine Arguments and Return Values
487

DAY 6
85
Working with Hashes
115
DAY 13
125
DAY 9
154
Controlling Loops
160
Going Deeper
167
Exercise Answers
173
Doing More
189
Creating Nested Data Structures with References
496
Accessing Elements in Nested Data Structures
504
Avoiding the Use of References
510
Appendixes
589
APPENDIX
591
Index
645
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Laura Lemay is a member of the gregarious, brightly colored species of computer-book author known as tutorialis prolificus. Although she has been spotted writing in the wild for numerous years, more public sightings have occurred frequently since 1995, including several versions of Sams Teach Yourself HTML, Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days, and The Official Marimba Guide to Castanet.

When not writing books, her primary habitat is in Northern California. Should you encounter her in person, do not make any sudden movements. Further field notes may be found at http: //www.lne.com/lemay/.

Rafe Colburn is a programmer and author working in North Carolina. His previous books include Sams Teach Yourself CGI in 24 Hours and Special Edition Using SQL. He also has a Web site at http: //rc3.org that he updates often, and can be reached at rafe@rc3.org.

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