Perl Tutorials

Perl is a dynamic programming language created by Larry Wall and first released in 1987. Perl borrows features from a variety of other languages including C, shell scripting ( sh ), AWK, sed and Lisp.

Structurally, Perl is based on the brace - delimited block style of AWK and C, and was widely adopted for its strengths in string processing and lack of the arbitrary limitations of many scripting languages at the time.


Perl Tutorial Links

PERL Tutorial
URL: http://www.webclass.ru/eng/Tutorials/Perl/Basics/index.html
This is a 27 chapter PERL tutorial that appears to be fairly comprehensive.

Perl Tutorial
URL: http://www.htmlite.com/PERLintro.php
This site has a perl tutorial that includes the basics of the perl language and using chmod as well as information about matching expressions and working with files.

Perl 101
URL: http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Perl/Perl-101-Part-1--The-Basics/
8-part free Perl tutorial at Developer Shed that covers basics, variables, loops, arrays, files, subroutines and built-in functions. The tutorial wraps up with samples of a guestbook, counter, and form mailer

The Perl You Need to Know
URL: http://wdvl.com/Authoring/Languages/Perl/PerlfortheWeb/
Web Developers Virtual Library site that covers getting Perl, running Perl, variables, operators, arrays, conditionals and loops, hashes and functions.

Perl Tutorial: Start
URL: http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/Perl/start.html
A University of Leeds Perl tutorial that can be downloaded in text format from their ftp server. Covers all the basics: variables, arrays, filehandling, loops, conditionals, string matching, associative arrays and subroutines. Includes exercises.

Perl for Win32 - Basic Tutorial v1.0
URL: http://www.info.lk/techweb/perl/tutor/
A basic Perl tutorial for use on Win32 platforms that covers installing Perl and running a test script on win32 platforms as well as some of the basics of Perl like IF, FOREACH, Arrays and Regular Expressions (regex).

introduction to Perl 5 for web developers
URL: http://www.extropia.com/tutorials/perl5/toc.html
This site features a comprehensive Perl 5 tutorial including references, variable localization, introduction to object oriented design and procedural programming, defining classes in Perl, instantiating objects, using methods and using modules.

Beginner's Guide to CGI Scripting with Perl
URL: http://www.lies.com/begperl/
This page is designed to help novice programmers learn the Perl programming language. Features Hello World example from the command line and as a CGI script, running a form-to email gateway and running a guestbook. Can be downloaded in PC or Unix zip/tar files.

Beginner's Introduction to Perl
URL: http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2000/10/begperl1.html
A one-page intro to Perl that covers variables and loops and includes a small example of a compound interest script.

How to Write a Chat Server
URL: http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/97/18/index2a.html
Learn to write a one-room chat server in Perl with this 7-part series at Webmonkey with information on creating sockets and broadcasting.

Beginner's Tutorial for CGI Perl Language
URL: http://www.geocities.com/binnyva/code/perl/tutorial/index.html
A Beginner's Tutorial for CGI Perl Language Teaches how to develop and code CGI(Commen Gateway Interface) perl programs for websites.

Perl Tutorial
URL: http://www.webknowhow.net/articles/perl_overview.html
A 5 part tutorial on Perl and CGI programming that covers variables and literals, flow control, file handles, regular expressions, user-defined functions, Perl modules, references and safe CGI programming.

PERL -- Practical Extraction and Report Language
URL: http://www-cgi.cs.cmu.edu/htbin/perl-man
Part documentation and part introduction this is for Perl 4.

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