In Perl 5 Essential Training, author Bill Weinman explains the fundamentals of programming in Perl, a flexible and powerful programming language thats well suited for projects as varied as simple scripts to complex web applications. This course covers the details of the language, from conditionals, loops, and data structures to regular expressions, functions, and object-oriented programming. A quick-start guide is included for experienced developers who want to get up and running with Perl 5 fast. Exercise files are included with the course.
Understanding Perl's general syntax Using data types effectively Defining and calling subroutines Modular and object-oriented programming Prefix and postfix loops and conditionals Performing math, manipulating strings, and working with complex data structures Understanding regular expressions Formatting code: best practices Exploring the new features in Perl 5.10