Introduction to Perl Programming

This course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Perl scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, the use of regular expressions, working with binary data files, and debugging techniques. All concepts are reinforced by a hands-on approach in which the student will participate in a combination of classroom and individual script-writing exercises. The student will write many Perl scripts as they learn new programming skills.
The student should have a working, user-level knowledge of an operating system such as UNIX or Windows 95/98/NT. While not mandatory, some previous programming experience would be beneficial.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for new to intermediate level programmers, as well as those who want to automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Perl scripts.
  • Overview of Perl
  • Creating and running Perl programs
  • Scalars and operators
  • Basic I/O
  • Conditional execution
  • Looping
  • Lists and arrays
  • Reading and writing text files
  • Hashes
  • References
  • Working with strings
  • Patterns and text processing
  • Subroutines
  • Working with OS

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