Beginning Perl Web Development: From Novice to Professional

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Beginning Perl Web Development: From Novice to Professional introduces you to the world of Perl Internet application development. This book tackles all areas crucial to developing your first web applications and includes a powerful combination of real-world examples coupled with advice. Topics range from serving and consuming RSS feeds, to monitoring Internet servers, to interfacing with e-mail. You’ll learn how to use Perl with ancillary packages like Mason and Nagios.

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Overview

Beginning Perl Web Development: From Novice to Professional introduces you to the world of Perl Internet application development. This book tackles all areas crucial to developing your first web applications and includes a powerful combination of real-world examples coupled with advice. Topics range from serving and consuming RSS feeds, to monitoring Internet servers, to interfacing with e-mail. You’ll learn how to use Perl with ancillary packages like Mason and Nagios.

Though not version-specific, this book is an ideal read if you have had some grounding in Perl basics and now want to move into the world of web application development. Author Steve Suehring emphasizes the security implications of Perl, drawing on years of experience teaching readers how to think safe, avoid common pitfalls, and produce well-planned, secure code.

Table of Contents

  1. The CGI Module
  2. Popular CGI Modules
  3. Databases and Perl
  4. System Interaction
  5. LWP Modules
  6. Net:: Tools
  7. SOAP-Based Web Services
  8. Perl and RSS
  9. XML Parsing with Perl
  10. Apache and mod_perl
  11. Development with mod_perl
  12. The Template Toolkit
  13. Perl Web Sites with Mason
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Meet the Author

Steve Suehring is the security editor for LinuxWorld Magazine. He has written articles for Linux Magazine and authored a book titled MySQL. Suehring has also edited a number of titles on Linux and open source software. He has been working with closed and open source software for a number of years.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The CGI module 3
Ch. 2 Popular CGI modules 35
Ch. 3 Databases and Perl 49
Ch. 4 System interaction 73
Ch. 5 LWP modules 89
Ch. 6 Net:: tools 107
Ch. 7 SOAP-based Web services 137
Ch. 8 Perl and RSS 153
Ch. 9 XML parsing with Perl 165
Ch. 10 Apache and modöperl 183
Ch. 11 Development with modöperl 201
Ch. 12 The template toolkit 233
Ch. 13 Perl Web sites with Mason 263
App Perl basics 283
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