Introduction to Perl

This course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Perl scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, report writing, the use of regular expressions, working with binary data files and using the extensive functionality of the standard Perl library.This is a hands-on programming class. All concepts are reinforced by informal practice during the lecture followed by graduated lab exercises which provide practice in the topics just discussed.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to create applications or modules to automate and simplify common tasks with Perl.

  • An Overview of Perl
  • Executing programs
  • Variables and constants
  • Conditions and iterations
  • Arrays and hashes
  • Working with Files
  • Output formatting
  • References and data structures
  • Regular Expressions
  • Subroutines
  • Working with the Operating System
  • Shortcuts and Defaults
  • Using the Standard Library

Students should already have a working, user-level knowledge of an operating system such as UNIX or Windows XP. While not mandatory, basic skills with at least one other programming language are desirable.


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