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Responsible for a web site? You may be following a very familiar trajectory. You never thought about becoming a programmer. But one day you need to publish a form, and you want the contents of your filled-out forms to be automatically emailed to you. You need a CGI script -- and there's nobody around to write one except you-know-who.
Perl for Web Site Management is the solution. This gentle Perl introduction focuses specifically on the skills most valuable to web pros. By Chapter 3, you're creating mail gateways using the magical cgi.pm module. By Chapter 5, you're parsing existing data to generate hundreds of web pages at once. Your Perl skills are already good enough to clean "dirty data," generate pages organized into categories, and automate the creation of a home page, links and all.
And you've barely started. You'll transform your log files into information you can actually understand and use. Identify dead links before they madden your visitors. Use SWISH-E to provide fast, powerful site search. Monitor your search engine positioning. Even use templates to rewrite your whole site at once. In short, you'll solve real problems, save oodles of time, write real programs. Yes, you. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.