This course will begin with a brief overview of Linux, the operating system of choice. If you love Microsoft, be sure you're well-armed. Verbally, that is. We will learn how to do many things in Perl at the command-line level before moving to writing scripts for the web that allow you to interact with the user and provide them a truly unique experience. We will end the course with a basic introduction to SQL through the use of MySQL on Linux. We will use Perl and MySQL to store and retrieve lots of information we can use for (and against) the web user.
Further, I'm led to believe that the books for the course are (drum roll please)... _Learning Perl_ and _CGI Programming With Perl_!
I still have to email the teacher and find out what I missed, but I think I'm about to have the best class of my academic career.