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Learn Perl by Doing - Part 3

by John Purcell

Building a Complete Program

What you'll learn

In this third part of the tutorial we're going to tackle the things that we need to build robust, industrial-strength Perl programs; we'll look at program structure, talking to databases, working with XML and making your program user friendly. The syntax you'll learn here will enable you to write programs that are capable of dealing robustly with data imports, exports, transfers and processing, while enabling you to write and run your scripts in a manner that doesn't leave you wishing you'd written an instruction manual.

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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