This book picks up right where Learning Perl leaves off. With Intermediate Perl, you’ll graduate from short scripts to much larger programs, using features that make Perl a general-purpose language. This gentle but thorough guide introduces you to modules, complex data structures, and object-oriented programming. Each chapter is small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned. If you’re familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have the ambition to go further, Intermediate Perl will teach you most of the core Perl language concepts you need for writing robust programs on any platform. Topics include: Packages and namespaces References and scoping, including regular expression references Manipulating complex data structures Object-oriented programming Writing and using modules Testing Perl code Contributing to CPAN Just like Learning Perl, material in this book closely follows the popular introductory Perl course the authors have taught since 1991. This second edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.14.
If you're just getting started with Perl, this is the book you want—whether you're a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Nicknamed "the Llama" by two generations of users, this bestseller closely follows the popular introductory Perl course taught by the authors since 1991. This 6th edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.14. Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. Learning Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long—roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. Each chapter includes exercises to help you practice what you've just learned. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer. Topics include: Perl data and variable types Subroutines File operations Regular expressions String manipulation (including Unicode) Lists and sorting Process management Smart matching Use of third party modules
Perl/Tk is the marriage of the Tk graphical toolkit with Perl, the powerful programming language used primarily for system administration, web programming, and database manipulation. With Perl/Tk, you can build Perl programs with an attractive, intuitive GUI interface with all the power of Perl behind it.Mastering Perl/Tk is the "bible" of Perl/Tk: It's not only a great book for getting started, but the best reference for learning the techniques of experienced Perl/Tk programmers. The first half of the book contains the basics on how to use Perl/Tk, and then branches out into advanced applications with a series of extensive program examples. The result is a book accessible for novices, and invaluable for experienced programmers ready to learn the next step in the elegant and effective use of Perl/Tk. The book includes: An introduction to each of the basic Perl/Tk widgets and geometry managers A dissection of the MainLoop, including how to use callbacks and bindings effectively Coverage of the Tix widgets, an extended set of widgets that are a part of the standard Perl/Tk distribution Working with images in Perl/Tk, including bitmaps, pixmaps, photos, and how to compose a compound image type How to create custom mega-widgets in Perl/Tk, both composite and derived Handling interprocess communication with Perl/Tk, both with standard Unix utilities (pipes and sockets) and with the send command designed for direct communication between Tk applications Developing your own Tk widget in the C language Examples of web applications written with Perl/Tk and the LWP library The book also includes appendices on installing Perl/Tk, a complete quick-reference for each standard widget, and listings of all the extended examples in the book.Nancy Walsh is the author of Learning Perl/Tk, and Steve Lidie wrote the Perl/Tk Pocket Reference as well as a series of Perl/Tk articles in The Perl Journal. Together, they have written Mastering Perl/Tk to be the definitive guide to Perl/Tk.
XML Complete is a one-of-a-kind book--valuable both for its broad content and its low price. The book contains all the essentials on XML, including comprehensive information on XML-related standards like XHTML and XSLT. With XML Complete, you'll learn everything you need to know for Web development with XML--from creating elements, attributes, and entities to using XML with Servlets and JSP. The book contains the complete CML 1.0 (Second Edition) specification and details the new W3C schema specification recommendation. For a handy, up-to-date guide, Web developers don't need to look any farther! XML Complete introduces you to the work of some of Sybex's finest authors, so you'll know where to go to learn even more about XML.