Most Perl programmers have been frustrated at one time or another because the system just wouldn't do what they wanted it to do. There was that one simple and obvious utility that was missing that would make life so much easier: A tool to get a stock quote, show off a photograph collection, or even display a collection of favorite comics. Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is about writing those utilities quickly and easily. A collection of handy utilities that solves difficult problems, Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is a great resource for the savvy Perl programmer.
Chapter 1: General Purpose Utilities
Chapter 2: Web Site Management
Chapter 3: CGI Debugging
Chapter 4: CGI Programs
Chapter 5: Internet Data Mining
Chapter 6: Unix System Administration
Chapter 7: Picture Utilities
Chapter 8: Games and Learning Tools
Chapter 9: Development Tools
Chapter 10: Mapping
Chapter 11: Regular Expression Grapher
General purpose utilities Website management CGI debugging CGI programs Internet data mining UNIX system administration Picture utilities Games & learning tools Mapping Regular expression grapher
Perl is a script programming language that is similar in syntax to the C language. When compiled, a Perl program is almost (but not quite) as fast as a fully precompiled C language program. Perl is regarded as a good choice for developing common gateway interface (CGI) programs because it has good text manipulation facilities (although it also handles binary files). In general, Perl is easier to learn and faster to code in than the more structured C and C++ languages. Perl programs can, however, be quite sophisticated.
Most Perl programmers have been frustrated at one time or another because the system just wouldn't do what they wanted it to. There was that one simple, and obvious utility that was missing that would make life so much easier: A tool to get a stock quote, show off a photograph collection, or even display a collection of favorite comics. This book is about writing those utilities quickly and easily. Perl is the ideal language for writing utilities because it frees the programmer from many of the details of programming and just lets them write something useful. Because Perl is so useful, it has become the language of choice for utility programmers.
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