Instant Perl Modules

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9780072129625: Instant Perl Modules

Publishing Rationale - Perl Modules ("packages" of Perl code) save programmers time: ready-to-use packages of code (modules) cut down programming time. - Modules range from simple to more complex: formatting text paragraphs, converting time, fetching and passing an XML document, accessing and posting stock quotes, etc. - Instant Perl Modules rounds out Osborne's offerings to all levels and types of Perl programmers - from the beginner (Perl: A Beginner's Guide) to advanced (Perl Developer's Guide). - Big market (over one million+ Perl programmers) with no direct competition.

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The Ultimate Collection of Ready-to-Use Code and Expert Techniques

Start scripting with Perl modules and you'll instantly understand why it is one of the dominant languages for Web programmers. Instant Perl Modules will show you short-cuts to help you maximize this already fast-coding language. This helpful guidebook--organized by type--addresses modules that perform a broad range of functions, from creating online Web chats and surveys to connecting to databases and creating GUIs.

All told, there are more than 100 modules covered, each available in ready-to-use coded format on the companion CD, plus step-by-step instructions for creating your own modules. Whether you're new to Perl or an avid user, this book will help you write code faster and extend Perl's programming capabilities.

Use Perl modules to:

  • Fetch and parse XML, HTML, and more
  • Format text, handle graphics, and develop for the Web
  • Send and receive e-mail more efficiently
  • Utilize databases via Perl's DBI interface
  • Convert dates and times
  • Build Web site utilities including searching and ad management

In this book, learn to:

  • Master short-cuts for this easy-to-learn, fast-coding language
  • Locate and learn exactly the modules you need
  • Develop simple to sophisticated programs with these flexible tools
  • Write CGI applications
  • Understand Win32 modules
  • Utilize Internet protocols

ON THE VALUE-PACKED CD:

  • More than 100 ready-to-use coded modules
  • All source code used throughout the book

About the Author:

Doug Sparling (Kansas City, MO) is a Web developer (certified in HTML and Perl) with UClick, which acquires, develops, packages, sells and distributes Web content. Clients include CNN, Salon magazine, AOL, Lycos, and The New York Times. Doug has developed applications for using Perl, JavaScript, XML, Java, and C/C++. His Perl application, "Suitable for Framing" was noted in the August/99 issue of Internet World. Frank Wiles (Lawrence, KS) is a Web developer with UClick and specializes in Perl and database development.

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