Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video About Perl, part of Perl 5 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Perl is the original…modern scripting language.…Developed in 1987 by Larry Wall…as a more practical alternative to shell scripting,…Perl borrows features…from other Unix utilities like sed and awk,…as well as from the C programming language.…Perl was designed to be easy to use…for both lightweight solutions to simple problems…and for larger, more complex utilities.…Perl 5 was first released in 1994,…and has grown to become a full-featured…object oriented development environment…suitable for large systems…as well as these simple, smaller projects…that Perl was originally designed for.…
Today, Perl 5 is commonly used…for a variety of common tasks,…including system administration, database systems,…content management, and website development.…Perl is considered a high-level, general purpose language,…suitable for system administration, text processing,…database management, and related activities.…Perl was designed in the Unix environment…and it retains many Unix-derived…paradigms and characteristics.…
Watch to learn the details of the Perl syntax, from variables, conditionals, loops, and data structures to regular expressions, functions, and references. A quick-start guide is included for experienced developers who want to get up and running with Perl 5 fast, and the entire course is recommended for both new and experienced programmers alike. Later chapters cover file handling and reusing code with Perl modules, plus Perl best coding practices.
- Understanding Perl's general syntax and the anatomy of a Perl script
- Writing statements and expressions
- Creating assignments
- Working with variables and strings
- Using data types effectively
- Defining logical flow with conditionals and loops
- Using special variables
- Using Perl operators
- Performing simple Perl programming tasks with expressions
- Matching data
- Defining and calling functions
- Using references
- Handling files in the file I/O
- Using built-in functions
- Reusing code with modules
- Coding with Perl best practices
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Setting Up
About Perl3m 36s
2. Quick Start
3. Basic Syntax
4. Values and Variables
7. Special Variables
9. Regular Expressions
11. References and Structures
12. File I/O
13. Built-In Functions
15. Best Practices
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