Book: Perl Power!: The Comprehensive Guide
Publisher: Course Technology PTR
Perl Power! provides programmers with a learning and reference resource on Perl. All readers will find tutorials that utilize a ?learn by doing? approach that they can work from as soon as they get the book home. The tutorials build upon each other throughout the book until a level of expertise is reached. All chapters offer complete programs to demonstrate the topics discussed, with source code available on the book?s companion website. These programs are ready to run, and line-by-line commentary in the program and in the book allows programmers to understand the logic and syntax behind them. Additionally, each program is introduced in a way that provides a story about what the program does and what you can use the program to do after learning it. The topics covered begin with how to set up the DzSoft Perl Editor so that you can easily work with Perl programs. Then, through dozens of complete programs, the book explores the primary data categories of Perl: scalars, hashes, arrays, and handles. The topics of later chapters range from using references to working with data structures and incorporating data files into your programs. The final chapter comprehensively reviews regular expressions through a multitude of examples. About the AuthorJohn P. Flynt, Ph.D., works in the software development industry, has taught at colleges and universities, and has authored courses and curricula for several college-level game development programs. His academic background includes work in information technology, the social sciences, and the humanities. Among his works are In the Mind of a Game, Simulation and Event Modeling for Game Developers (with co-author Ben Vinson), and Software Engineering for Game Developers. John lives in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado.