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Learn Perl by Doing - Part 1

by John Purcell

Getting Started

What you'll learn

In this first part of the course, we'll create our first Perl program and tackle the basics of regular expressions, those powerful little strings of squiggles and brackets that remain mysterious to so many programmers. Along the way we'll also get a taste of the power of Perl by creating a program that can download text and images from the Internet.

About the author

After working as a software developer and contractor for over 14 years for a whole bunch of companies including CSC, Proquest, SPSS and AT&T in the UK and Netherlands, I decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. I now live in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, from where I run the website

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