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Perl is one of the most important scripting languages in use today. Open source, freely available, portable, versatile, and robust, powerful and easy to use, Perl is the first choice for thousands of professional web developers. But Perl is far more than a scripting language for the web. Supported by a comprehensive standard library and hundreds of third-party libraries, Perl is an increasingly popular choice for application programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the Perl language. It covers the fundamentals of data types and file handling through advanced features like regular expressions, object-oriented programming, threads, internationalization, and integrating Perl with the C programming language. The latest ver... Rest of this review on the detail page
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This is the ultimate collection of ready-to-use code and expert techniques. Instant Perl Modules shows you, step-by-step, how to create your own Perl modules to extend the capabilities of this already flexible scripting language. Plus, you'll get more than 100 ready-to-run Perl modules on the bonus CD-ROM.
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If raw speed were the only concern, Web performance problems could be solved simply by upgrading hardware or adding additional servers. Unfortunately, real-world Web sites, which are ever more central to many business practices, are also limited by budgets, tight timelines, and limited resources. Still, these systems need to be fast. Thus, new techniques are needed to add enterprise-class performance to Web applications on a shoestring budget. "Perl for the Web" provides tools and strategies to improve the performance of existing Web applications in Perl with case studies and real-world examples. It also provides principles and ideas that help Web programmers create an extensible framework for future growth. Special attention is given to ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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"MySQL and Perl for the Web" provides a much-needed handbook for database and Web developers seeking an extensive and detailed guide for using the combination of MySQL and Perl to build dynamic and interactive database-backed Web sites. It shows how to use Perl's DBI database access module, pairing it with with the CGI.pm module that allows Web pages and forms to be generated and processed easily. These tools provide developers with a solid foundation for creating applications that incorporate database content to create dynamic, up-to-date Web sites. The book employs a practical learn-by-doing approach that demonstrates development techniques by building complete applications, not just fragmentary pieces. It shows what to do at each st... Rest of this review on the detail page
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