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Perl Resources

Getting Started

The following links will take you to tutorials and other information which is geared toward getting started with Perl and/or CGI programming:

Perl Tutorial

Perl Tutorial from ZDNet's Internet User

The ABC's of CGI at CNET's Builder.com

Developing Applications in Perl at BYTE by Tom Christiansen

 

FAQs/Reference
Information

The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for Perl are both comprehensive and well-written. If you have a question or run into a problem using Perl, this is the first place you should check.

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The Perl FAQ

Perl for Win32 FAQ

Perl CGI Programming FAQ

CPAN - The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

www.perl.com

OneSeek/Developer This site provides a search engine and other navigation tools for developers.

Perl Documentation

 

News Groups The news groups below are frequented by a number of Perl experts and are a great way to share information with other Perl programmers and to ask for help when you need it.

However, before posting a question to these groups, please be sure to do the following:

  1. Carefully check the FAQs (see the links above) to see if the answer to your question is there.
  2. Search the archives to see if your question has already been answered. You can use the forms below to do this:

Enter your search phrase right before the " ~g..." do not delete the existing text in the box.


Visit the Newsgroups

Perl Group: comp.lang.perl.misc   With your newsgroup reader   At DejaNews (on the web)

CGI Group: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi With your newsgroup reader   At DejaNews (on the web)

 

Books on Perl Books we Recommend

Programming Perl by Larry Wall, et al. (The "Camel Book") This is the classic book on Perl and is co-authored by Larry Wall, the creator of the Perl programming language. This is a fairly technical book which is geared toward people who have some background in programming.

Learning Perl by Randall Schwartz and Tom Christiansen (The "Llama Book"). Also considered a classic, this book is written at a more introductory level than Programming Perl and provides a structured course for learning the language.

Learning Perl on Win32 Systems by Randall Schwartz and Tom Christiansen, et. al. Based on the Learning Perl book (above) but geared toward Windows.

Advanced Perl Programming by Sriram Srinivasan. Good coverage of more advanced topics in Perl programming, but definitely for experienced programmers.

Effective Perl Programming by Joseph N. Hall and Randall Schwartz. A great resource for both beginning and experienced Perl programmers.

Perl 5 Interactive Course by Jon Orwant. An excellent resource for learning Perl programming.

Special Edition Using Perl 5 for Web Programming by David Harlan, et al. Good coverage of both Perl and CGI programming.

CGI Developer's Guide by Eugene Eric Kim - A good introduction to CGI programming, primarily using Perl.

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Magazines/Online
Publications
The Perl Journal - A quarterly print magazine devoted exclusively to Perl.

www.perl.com - The central resource for Perl information and news.

Perl Information at Hotwired/Webmonkey

WebTechniques Magazine

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