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Get the scoop on new utilities, mod_perl, and more
The fun and easy way(TM) to start programming with Perl's newest features
So you've decided to take the plunge into Perl programming? Relax! Perl is easy to understand, especially with this helpful guide to walk you through the basics. Soon, you'll be feeling the power as you explore CGI, database programming, and topics like using Perl with Mac OSX or with XML.
The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun
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