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D61834 - Perl Programming Ed 3

Overview

Duration: 5 days

The Perl Programming course is a comprehensive course that explains the Perl programming language, from basic through advanced syntax. This course is aimed at a wide range of job roles, including Programmers, System Administrators, Web Authors, and Operators. The course provides the fundamentals needed to use the Perl programming language to write quick yet powerful scripts for a range of purposes, as well as provides an overview of Common Gateway Interface Programming, Object-Oriented Perl and Perl Debugging.

The course is taught on the Oracle Solaris Operating Environment. However, the material is suitable for any operating system, including Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

Learn To:

  • Describe the Perl Programming Language.
  • Implement Scalars.
  • List Control Structures.
  • Implement Arrays.
  • Describe Hashes.
  • Implement Basic I/O and Regular Expressions.
  • Describe Subroutines and Modules.
  • Manipulate Files and Directories.
  • Implement Perl.

Benefits To You

The Perl Programming course provides students with the fundamentals to create functional Perl scripts. The course introduces students to data structures, flow control mechanisms, regular expressions, and subroutines and modules in the form of example scripts and lab scripts. The course concludes with an overview of implementing Perl with regard to Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Programming, Object-Oriented Perl and Perl Debugging. This course however, does not cover the construct of the Perl Programming Language itself or complex Perl functions used for high-level programming. Rather, it focuses mainly on the implementation of the language to create simple and functional Perl scripts.

Objectives

  • Describe the Perl Programming Language
  • Implement Scalars Data Structures
  • List Control Structures
  • Implement Arrays
  • Describe Hashes
  • Implement Basic I/O and Regular Expressions
  • Describe Subroutines and Modules
  • Manipulate Files and Directories
  • Implement Perl

Content

Describing the Perl Programming Language

  • Introduction to Perl
  • Basic Elements of Perl Scripting
  • Command-line Options used with perl
  • Perl Documentation and Help

Implementing Scalars

  • Scalars
  • Assignment of Scalar Data to Scalar Variables
  • Scalar Operators
  • Strings

Listing Control Structures

  • if Statements
  • Loops
  • Loop Control Statements

Implementing Arrays

  • Arrays
  • Array Functions
  • Back Quotes and Command Execution
  • Scalar and List Context

Implementing Hashes

  • Hashes
  • Hash Functions
  • Iterations on Hashes
  • Operations on Hash Elements

Implementing Basic I/O and Regular Expressions

  • Basic I/O and Regular Expressions
  • Patterns
  • Anchors and Quantifiers
  • Capturing, Back-Referencing and Greediness
  • Substitute Operator
  • Translation Operator
  • Other Features of Match Operations

Describing Subroutines and Modules

  • Subroutines
  • Scope
  • Libraries
  • Packages
  • Modules

Manipulating Files and Directories

  • Opening and Reading Files
  • Writing to Files
  • Process and System Commands
  • Creating a Basic Text Database
  • File and Directory Tests
  • Reading Directory Contents

Implementing Perl

  • CGI Programming
  • Object-Oriented Perl Programming
  • Perl Debugger

Audience

  • Administrator
  • Developer
  • Systems Administrator

Prerequisites

N/A

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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