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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • not sure what i expected, but i didn't find it in this article. if you've built a perl cgi with dbi before then this series of articles doesn't have much for you. (and if you're still building cgis shame on you)

    the most interesting part of the series is in the second article where the author details getting and installing a free version of Oracle.

    if you're still intersted, and don't feel like hunting around for the first three articles (the story links directly to the fourth), they can be fou

  • I had to go no further than the books they recommended before I became skeptical:

    1)"Teach yourself CGI" (Rafe Colburn) Sams
    2)"Programming Perl (3rd. Edition)"
    3)"CGI/Perl Cookbook" (Craig Patchett and Matthew Wright).

    One good recommendation out of three.

    I would have probably chosen:

    1) "CGI Programming", 2nd Edition
    2) "Programming Perl", 3rd Edition
    3) "Programming the Perl" DBI or maybe the "Perl Cookbook" or maybe even "Database Design for Mere Mortals" or some other DB design book.

    Not a bad ar
  • I've refered some people to those articles over the last few weeks, but... it was because the articles were a very basic introduction.

    There was absolutley nothing of use for anyone who has done even a little of DBI work (save for the Oracle discussion), but for people brand new it was a decent enough intro.

    Though I will say I liked the first couple of articles in the series better than the final couple.

  • These articles are full of the type of code that gives Perl a bad name. No -w, use strict or I really wouldn't recommend them to anyone as they'd only pick up bad habits.
  • It gets even better. I quote from the article:
    Recommended Books: [...] "CGI/Perl Cookbook" (Craig Patchett and Matthew Wright). I've heard about this book but I haven't had a chance to take a look at it. If you do, let us know !!
    I encourage all to, uh, "let them know", by email [mailto] and on the comments section []...