Even if you've never programmed before, you are only a short step away from automating those small tasks that you repeat all the time: this book will show you how to get started programming using Perl, which is available for almost any system you can think of (it may well be installed on your computer already). But Perl is not just for the small stuff, it's also behind some huge web sites such as BBC iPlayer. With this book, you'll be starting a journey that could lead anywhere! This book: * Makes no assumptions about previous programming experience* Covers both the absolute basics and the practical considerations of programming* Introduces less tangible aspects of programming that play a huge role in programming today, such as making the most of the community around the language.What you'll learn* Write, test, and debug good Perl code to solve your own problems.* Know the basics of programming, including variables, data structures, code modules, and code reuse.* Understand the complete process of programming.* Be familiar with the tools you need when building software with Perl. * Harness the community and other resources to jump start your programming projects.Who is this book for?
This is a book for beginning programmers, people who have used a computer before but may not understand what happens inside one. The target audiences are new programmers and programmers who have worked with other languages, but want to learn Perl.