Perl Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for Perl Programmers

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 21, 2003 - Computers - 968 pages
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Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of Perl Cookbook nearby. Perl Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications.The second edition of Perl Cookbook has been fully updated for Perl 5.8, with extensive changes for Unicode support, I/O layers, mod_perl, and new technologies that have emerged since the previous edition of the book. Recipes have been updated to include the latest modules. New recipes have been added to every chapter of the book, and some chapters have almost doubled in size.Covered topic areas include:

  • Manipulating strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashes
  • Pattern matching and text substitutions
  • References, data structures, objects, and classes
  • Signals and exceptions
  • Screen addressing, menus, and graphical applications
  • Managing other processes
  • Writing secure scripts
  • Client-server programming
  • Internet applications programming with mail, news, ftp, and telnet
  • CGI and mod_perl programming
  • Web programming
Since its first release in 1998, Perl Cookbook has earned its place in the libraries of serious Perl users of all levels of expertise by providing practical answers, code examples, and mini-tutorials addressing the challenges that programmers face. Now the second edition of this bestselling book is ready to earn its place among the ranks of favorite Perl books as well.Whether you're a novice or veteran Perl programmer, you'll find Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition to be one of the most useful books on Perl available. Its comfortable discussion style and accurate attention to detail cover just about any topic you'd want to know about. You can get by without having this book in your library, but once you've tried a few of the recipes, you won't want to.
 

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Like any cookbook, culinary or computery, the Perl Cookbook is best enjoyed as a reference. While reading it from cover to cover will result in a deeper understanding of Perl problem solving, this ... Read full review

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User Review  - lorax - LibraryThing

Anyone who is even slightly familiar with Perl presumably knows about the Camel Book (Programming Perl), but this indispensable companion is somewhat less well-known. That's a shame, because I find ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Strings
Numbers
Dates and Times
Arrays
Hashes
Pattern Matching
Packages Libraries and Modules
Classes Objects and Ties
Database Access
Interactivity
Process Management and Communication
Sockets
Internet Services
CGI Programming

File Access
File Contents
Directories
Subroutines
References and Records
Web Automation
mod_perl
XML
Index
Copyright

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