New Updated Perl Book

    September 29, 2004

Commonly used for CGI programming and extracting and translating data, Perl is the workhouse of the Internet.

With its no-frills, get-the-job-done attitude, Perl is the trusted source behind many websites, two high-profile examples being and Recognizing the need for an updated and comprehensive beginning Perl book, Apress and James Lee are proud to announce the publication of Beginning Perl, Second Edition.

“One could say that Perl is one of the easiest languages to learn, especially given its scope and flexibility,” according to author James Lee.

Beginning level readers will appreciate Lee’s clear explanations of Perl’s core programming syntax such as variables, data types, and conditional constructs, which provide the necessary background for later advanced topics. Lee follows this discussion with a presentation of key language features such as regular expressions, object-oriented constructs, task automation, log processing, and Perl’s array of networking capabilities. Whether Beginning Perl, Second Edition is read cover-to-cover or used as a reference book, the information contained within is invaluable to any Perl programmer.

“Perl is one of the most portable, if not the most portable, programming languages around…. A common statement heard in cyberspace is that Perl is the duct tape that holds the Internet together.” Lee says.

Highlights of Beginning Perl, Second Edition:

*Example programs that are both easy to write and easy to follow

*End-of-chapter exercises to increase knowledge and expertise

*Information for both the Perl newbie and the devotee wanting to learn about the most current release

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