Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video About the quick start, part of Perl 5 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] This Quick Start chapter is intended for those…who already have some experience in another language…and are looking to get started quickly in Perl.…It covers a very few essential topics…and it covers them quickly and with very little detail.…If you do not have much experience in another language,…or if you're looking for a more in-depth understanding…of the Perl language, feel free to continue…with this chapter or you may safely skip it.…I just want you to understand that while…this chapter is here to get you writing a script quickly,…it will not give you any depth of understanding…about Perl.…
Everything covered here is covered elsewhere…in a lot more detail.…
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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