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Using Perl for CGI programming (web site back-end) - 1 day
This course covers the basics for using Perl to run the back-end of a website (CGI programming).
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the CGI process.
- Code CGI/Perl scripts for accepting form submissions.
- Generate dynamic pages, with varying content depending on the user's submissions
- Create counters, feedback forms, guestbooks and other dynamic systems
- Manage a web transaction's state using cookies, hidden fields, coded URLs and other techniques
- Setup a webserver for testing (Note: does not cover all possible web server administration)
- Use an ISPs server for hosting, using FTP and SSH
This course is aimed at Perl programmers who want to program websites, to create dynamic pages learn the Perl language and environment. Experience with Perl is not necessary.
Perl programming to the level of our Introduction to Perl course.
For programming website backends that use databases and SQL, you would also want information covered in our Intermediate Perl course.
Knowledge of HTML is useful. See our Introduction to HTML and Advanced HTML courses.
How it all fits together
Setting up a webserver
Dealing with an ISP
Basic forms on an HTML page
Accessing a form's data
Some CGI/Perl applications
Sophisticated form processing
More advanced applications
Managing a web transaction's state using cookies, hidden fields, coded URLs and other techniques
Dealing with server to server transactions
Approaches to accepting credit card payments
Introduction to Perl - 2 days
Intermediate Perl - 3 days
Advanced Perl - 2 days
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