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  • Title CGI Programming 101: Programming Perl for the World Wide Web, Second Edition
  • Authors Jacqueline D. Hamilton
  • Publisher: CGI101.com; 2 edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • eBook: HTML and PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966942612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966942613
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CGI Programming 101: Programming Perl for the World Wide Web is a concise presentation of the key elements of Perl CGI, which makes it perfect for programmers who are under the gun. If you need to get up to speed on text strings, for example, you can read that chapter and be a pro within about 10 minutes.

Form processing is addressed early on, followed by searching and sorting techniques, illustrations of how to use server-side includes (SSI), and other critical issues. There's also a chapter on using MySQL--an open-source SQL database. In general, if you want to get the most out of this book, you'll be better off having some programming experience, be it in BASIC or C++.

If you build web pages you may eventually want to add a guestbook, order form, page counter, or other interactive elements to your website. CGI Programming 101 explains how to do this in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The book shows you how to write useful, real-world web programs, starting with simple guestbook forms and building up to more advanced applications.

About the Author
  • Jackie Hamilton has been programming Perl since the "early" days of the web (since 1992). She's tackled CGI projects for many companies, including Texas Metronet, Tenagra, Cybersight, GTE, EDS, and Texas Instruments, to name a few. She's currently the webmaster for Steve Jackson Games.
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