Learn how to install the development environment on Windows.
- [Voiceover] To follow along with the exercises…in Windows, I recommend the ActiveState installation…of Perl, and the free version of their Komodo Editor.…Here's how to install these components on Windows.…So this is the ActiveState website,…where you can download Perl.…If you've already installed Perl on your Windows system,…you may be able to skip this step,…but you'll need to make sure that your Perl…is version 5.18 or later.…Perl is available free from ActiveState at this website.…I've already downloaded the installer to my desktop,…so I'll minimize this.…
And there it is, it's the MSI Installer.…And I double-click on it,…Press Next,…and Accept the Terms of the License Agreement,…which I have read very carefully.…And press Next.…I'm gonna accept all the Defaults here.…Notice the location, c:\Perl64…and I'm gonna want to remember that,…'cause I'm gonna need it later.…And Next.…And the path, file extension, that's good.…Select Next.…And Install.…I'll get the little UAC Warning here.…
I say, Yes.…And the Install commences.…
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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