Higher Education

CGI/Perl, 1st Edition

  • Diane Zak
  • ISBN-10: 0619034408  |  ISBN-13: 9780619034405
  • 365 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.00



CGI/Perl teaches users how to write CGI programs using the Perl programming language, the most common way Web sites accept orders over the Internet. Users begin the book with an introduction to the Perl language and progress into developing forms and graphics using CGI.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn Perl from the ground up in either Unix or Windows environments.
  • Develop and deploy Web applications such as customer surveys and forms using CGI scripts.
  • Reinforce skills through extensive Hands-On Projects.
  • Assumes no previous knowledge of CGI or Perl.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to CGI and Perl
2. Sending Data Using a Hyperlink
3. Sending Data Using an Online Form
4. Array and Hash Variables
5. Data Files
6. The Selection Structure
7. User-Defined Functions
8. String Manipulation
9. DBM Databases
10. Hidden Fields and E-Mail
11. Cookies
12. Redirection
Appendix A: UNIX commands (ls, cd, mkdir, rmdir, rm, chmod, ls -l)
Appendix B: Using pico and gedit

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Diane Zak

Prolific author and respected professional, Diane Zak continues to provide an inspiring and uncomplicated learning experience for students through her widely popular programming books. Recognized for their unique, readable, and friendly style, each book reflects Zak's knowledge of student needs and her extensive understanding of computer programming and its use in business today. Each book is carefully crafted with the modern student in mind. Diane Zak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She has taught at various computer training centers and most recently served as professor at College of DuPage in Illinois.