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Perl for Web Site Managementby John Callender
Synopses & Reviews
Checking links, batch editing HTML files, tracking users, and writing CGI scripts--these are the often tedious daily tasks that can be done much more easily with Perl, the scripting language that runs on almost all computing platforms. If you're more interested in streamlining your web activities than in learning a new programming language, Perl for Web Site Management is for you: it's not so much about learning Perl as it is about using Perl to do common web chores more efficiently.
The secret is that, although becoming a Perl expert may be hard, most Perl scripts are relatively simple. Using Perl and other open source tools, you'll learn how to:
Even if you don't have any programming background, this book will get you quickly past Perl's seemingly forbidding barrier of chops and chomps, execs and elsifs. You'll be able to put an end to using clunky tools, editing files tediously by hand, or relying on programmers and system administrators to do "the hard stuff" for you. Sure, you might learn a little bit about programming as well, and perhaps something about the role of open source tools on the Web. But the purpose of Perl for Web Site Management isn't to educate you--it's to empower you. Whether you're a developer, a designer, or simply a dabbler on the Web, this book is the plain-English, hands-on introduction to Perl you've been waiting for.
Checking links, batch editing HTML files, tracking users, and writing CGI scripts--these are the often tedious daily tasks that can be done much more easily with Perl, the scripting language that runs on almost all computing platforms. For readers more interested in streamlining Web activities than in learning a new programming language, "Perl for Web Site Management" is the perfect solution.
About the Author
John Callender is an independent consultant specializing in web development. He has been a teacher, writer, editor, and network administrator.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Getting Your Tools in OrderChapter 2: Getting Started with PerlChapter 3: Running a Form-to-Email GatewayChapter 4: Power Editing with PerlChapter 5: Parsing Text FilesChapter 6: Generating HTMLChapter 7: Regular Expressions DemystifiedChapter 8: Parsing Web Access LogsChapter 9: Date ArithmeticChapter 10: Generating a Web Access ReportChapter 11: Link CheckingChapter 12: Running a CGI GuestbookChapter 13: Running a CGI Search ToolChapter 14: Using HTML TemplatesChapter 15: Generating LinksChapter 16: Writing Perl ModulesChapter 17: Adding Pages via CGI ScriptChapter 18: Monitoring Search Engine PositioningChapter 19: Keeping Track of UsersChapter 20: Storing Data in DBM FilesChapter 21: Where to Go NextColophon
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