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Perl is an enormously popular scripting language that runs on many different operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X, and provides programmers with a robust and powerful programming language that is easy to learn, yet sufficiently complex to tackle just about any job. As such, it's a perfect programming language for those new to programming to learn. Perl Programming for the Absolute Beginner has been designed to teach you how to develop Perl scripts and to help you become an effective programmer, and teaches concepts through the creation of simple games. Whether you are an experienced programmer looking to learn another language or you are reading this book as the first step in your programming career, you will find that this book's games-based teaching approach makes the learning process a lot more enjoyable. You will also find that the knowledge you'll gain from developing Perl-based games will provide you with a strong foundation from which you can branch out and tackle more complex challenges.

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The Perl programming language is flexible, open source, free, and widely available. "Perl Programming for the Absolute Beginner" is perfect for readers who want to learn programming using a simple language or for current programmers looking to pick up Perl. Using a unique, games-based instructional approach, the book teaches readers the basics of Perl programming, demonstrating the validating the techniques taught through the development of simple computer games. The book shows readers how to execute Perl scripts on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh and covers the latest version of the language, 5.8. All source code used in the book is available on the accompanying CD-Rom.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Perl Basics Chapter 2: Working with Strings, Numbers and Operators Chapter 3: Controlling Program Flow Chapter 4: Working With Collections of Data Chapter 5: Improving Script Organization and Structure Chapter 6: Scope and Modules Chapter 7: Regular Expressions Chapter 8: Debugging Your Perl Scripts Appendix A: Practical Perl Scripting Examples Appendix B: What?s on the Companion CD-ROM? Appendix C: What Next? Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598632224
Author:
Ford, Jerry Lee, Jr.
Publisher:
Course Technology
Author:
Ford, Jr., Jerry Lee (Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.)
Author:
Ford Jr, Jerry Lee
Author:
Jr., Jerry Lee (Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.) Ford
Author:
Thomson Course PTR Development
Author:
Jr., Jerry Lee Ford
Author:
Ford
Author:
Thomson Course Technology PTR Development
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Perl (computer program language)
Subject:
Computer programming
Subject:
Programming Languages - Perl
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.47x8.05x.95 in. 1.75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Perl programming language is flexible, open source, free, and widely available. "Perl Programming for the Absolute Beginner" is perfect for readers who want to learn programming using a simple language or for current programmers looking to pick up Perl. Using a unique, games-based instructional approach, the book teaches readers the basics of Perl programming, demonstrating the validating the techniques taught through the development of simple computer games. The book shows readers how to execute Perl scripts on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh and covers the latest version of the language, 5.8. All source code used in the book is available on the accompanying CD-Rom.
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