Learn about Perl, general language features, the advantages and strengths of the programming language, Dancer, and the MongoDB driver.
- Now, let's consider Perl.…You have probably heard horror stories…of how difficult Perl is to read and work with,…or even been regaled with tales…of the Perl Obfuscation Contest where people compete…to see who can make the least readable, functional code.…But there's a lot more to Perl than that,…and it can be quite readable and straightforward.…I'll admit upfront that Perl was my first language,…and I have a soft spot in my heart for it,…but it's still worth understanding.…
Perl was written by Larry Wall, a linguist,…and a lot of the language's idiosyncrasies…and unusual features make it possible to write…in an almost prose-like way.…From the outset, it was designed to manipulate text.…The regular expression and reporting functionality…in Perl is excellent.…Perl is my go-to language when I want to process log files…or other formatted text quickly.…Many a time, I've made a Perl command that sorted,…filtered, and ordered a file in the way that I wanted…with reasonable calculations done on the data…in a few minutes.…
- Why become a polyglot programmer?
- Exploring Node.js, Python, Perl, and Ruby code
- Building on prior knowledge to learn new programming languages
- Learning API read and write functionality in Node.js, Python, Perl, and Ruby
- Implementing API functionality in Node.js, Python, Perl, and Ruby
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Building APIs Using Hapi in Node.jswith Kirsten Hunter2h 23m Intermediate
1. Becoming a Polyglot
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