Table of contents for Perl for dummies / by Paul Hoffman.


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Introduction.   

   
Part I: Getting Started with Perl.   

   
Chapter 1: Perl’s Place in the Programming World.   

   
Chapter 2: Running Perl on Your Computer.   

   
Chapter 3: Diving into the Guts of Perl.   

   
Chapter 4: A Perl Program Tour, Times Two.   

   
Part II: The Basic Perl Programming Ingredients.   

   
Chapter 5: Terrific Text.   

   
Chapter 6: Nifty Numbers.   

   
Chapter 7: Learning to Love Lists and Hashes.   

   
Chapter 8: Creating Cool Conditionals and Lovely Loops.   

   
Chapter 9: Doing Advanced Stuff with Operators and Functions.   

   
Part III: The Nuts and Bolts of Perl.   

   
Chapter 10: The Files Go In, The Files Go Out.   

   
Chapter 11: Beyond File and Directory Basics.   

   
Chapter 12: Stringing Along: Pattern Matching and Regular Expressions.   

   
Chapter 13: Looking Like a Pro: Subroutines, Imported Code, and Graceful Exits.   

   
Part IV: Advanced Perl Demystified.   

   
Chapter 14: Perl and CGI: Web Server Programs Demystified.   

   
Chapter 15: Perl Gets Cozy with the Web, E-Mail, and the Rest of the Internet.   

   
Chapter 16: Using Perl as a Gateway to XML and Web Services.   

   
Chapter 17: Dancing with Databases.   

   
Chapter 18: Controlling Your Computer from Perl.   

   
Chapter 19: Object-Oriented Perl.   

   
Part V: The Part of Tens.   

   
Chapter 20: Ten Guidelines for Programming with Style.   

   
Chapter 21: Ten Really Short, Really Useful Perl Programs.   

   
Part VI: Appendix.   

   
Appendix: The Great Perl Reference.   

   
Index.
   



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