Synopses & Reviews
If you are a Perl programmer looking to explore Perl's XML capabilities or an XML developer with a basic understanding of Perl, this book will provide you with all the tools required for XML processing with Perl. XML and Perl
teaches you to create portable, powerful, and extensible applications when you use XML and Perl together. You'll also learn to customize your XML processing facilities to accomplish unique tasks.
Authors Mark Riehl and Ilya Sterin, who have written Perl XML modules and administer the official Perl XML web site (www.perlxml.net), have filled this book with practical code samples and exercises that will help you test drive your new knowledge. With this book, you'll quickly see the advantages of using XML and Perl together, and you'll be able to perform even complicated tasks more easily with powerful Perl XML modules.
"XML and Perl" is a hands-on approach to the benefits of using Perl for all XML projects. Using practical, real-world examples, this book demonstrates how to perform a variety of XML tasks, ranging from basic tasks such as XML parsing to more advanced tasks such as writing XML event handlers, RDBMS integration, and XML transformation. The web site will provide support for updates, code, and errata. Download of all relevant programs and modules will also be available through this site. www.cpan.org.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -352) and index.
One of the first books to focus solely on the benefits of using "XML and Per"l together, this is full of practical, real-world examples readers can really use--ranging from fundamental to advanced. "XML and Per"l is a hands-on approach to the benefits of using Perl for all XML projects.
About the Author
has several years of experience in software development in a number of operating systems using Perl, XML, and C/C++. Most of his software experience is network related, having recently led teams developing a web-based network planning tool and a modeling and simulation effort that combined both live and virtual components. He works for a small company that provides innovative technical solutions for challenging technical problems. Also, he is a user and faithful supporter of open source software and contributes to the community whenever time permits. He has both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Ilya Sterinhas extensive professional knowledge and experience in systems and web programming as well as other software development. He has utilized a wide variety of languages and tools along with various database management packages to develop and maintain a variety of applications. He is an active developer/contributor to open source software. He has written four Perl modules: XML::CSV, XML::Excel, XML::SAXDriver::CSV, and XML::SAXDriver::Excel, now available through www.cpan.org (Comprehensive PERL Archive Network) and used worldwide. He is an active participant in PERL DBI and XML mailing lists and is a big contributor to the PERL community.