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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Better Books? (Score:3, Interesting)

    My opinion is that John Callender's Perl for Web Site Management is a better introduction to Perl for CGI (and a few other things) than Castro's book.

    • Re:Better Books? (Score:3, Informative)

      by Ovid (2709) on 2002.08.26 19:28 (#12208) Homepage Journal

      Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. While I had heard about the book, I hadn't considered it because I hadn't read it (much less skimmed it) and the title "Web Site Management" sounds considerably more involved than the basics of what they're trying to offer these kids. Still, I would much rather have a book be slightly off-target than teach Bad Things.

      This reminds me that I need to get around to posting a review of Elizabeth Castro's book. It's much better than the first, but she still constructs headers and cookies manually and one of her programs has (IIRC) a null-byte hack vulnerability. I found that ironic as she was using that program to demonstrate how taint checking works.