Review the architecture of Perl DBI (The Perl Database Interface Module), what DBI provides to interact with databases, then cover simple tasks such as connecting and disconnecting from databases. Finally, we'll discuss the important topic of error handling and describe some of the DBI's utility methods and functions.
Perl Section Index
How does Perl really rate in terms of speed?
Acquire three common tools to help Perl programmers write clean and maintainable code: the strict pragma, the warnings pragma, and taint checking.
Interested in integrating Perl into your .NET applications? Get details on the PerlNET Project here.
A new survey published by industry research firm Evans Data Corporation reveals that the corporate enterprise is uniformly embracing wireless technology.
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We launch an advice column for those trying to keep up with the shock of the new in Web software development. Our columnist offers to answer inquiries on the fundamentals of working with today's wealth of Web technologies. Take him up on his offer.
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Piroz Mohseni looks at how some of the most popular scripting languages today work with XML.
Create real password protection with Perl.
Learn how to create a personal search engine using Perl.
Want to perform math using Perl? Follow a few simple rules to get the correct display.
This primer is dedicated to setting up a date and time script using Perl.
The next step in the Perl Primer is learning to make the script post user comments.
In this primer, we'll play with the PERL branching method.