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Perl Programming

The Perl Programming course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop/maintain Perl scripts.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Programmers who need to write or maintain scripts in Perl.

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Learning Objectives

Knowledge of Perl to write, maintain and understand Perl scripts.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Declare variables and initialise them
  • Understand scalar and list context
  • Construct expressions with arithmetic, logical and relational operators
  • Use iterative type statements
  • Use conditional statements
  • Read/write text and binary files
  • Manipulate text using regular expression
  • Use and code subroutines
  • Use built-in library functions
  • Use arrays and hashes
  • Declare and use packages

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Delegates attending this course should be able to define general programming concepts including compilation and execution, variables, arrays, sequence, selection and iteration, navigate the filesystem (on the command line ideally), edit and save text files and browse the web. This knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the pre-requisite Introduction to Programming course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

    • Introduction to Programming

Follow-On Courses

  • Apache Web Serve
  • Introduction to MySQ
  • Python Programming
  • Ruby Programmin
  • PHP Programmin
  • PHP & MySQL for Web Developmen
  • PHP Programming & MySQL for Web Developmen
  • Ruby on Rails
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO PERL

  • What is PERL and why PERL is useful
  • Obtaining PERL

Session 2: PERL BASICS

  • Using Perl
  • Comments in a Perl Script
  • Data Representation in Perl
  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • Comparators
  • Operators
  • Using Standard Input
  • Standard Output

Session 3: ARRAYS AND LISTS

  • What is a List or Array?
  • Assignment
  • Accessing Array Elements
  • The Push and Pop Functions
  • The Shift and Unshift Functions
  • Building an Array from STDIN

Session 4: CONDITIONAL AND CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Control Structures
  • Statement Blocks
  • Conditional Statements
  • If Keyword
  • Unless Keyword
  • Elsif Keyword
  • Control Statements
  • While Keyword
  • Until Keyword
  • Do Keyword
  • For Statement
  • Foreach Statement

Session 5: ASSOCIATIVE ARRAYS

  • Associative (Hash) Arrays
  • Keys Function
  • Values Function
  • Each Function
  • Delete Function
  • Exist Function
  • Big Arrow

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: BASIC INPUT AND OUTPUT

  • STDIN
  • The Diamond Operator
  • Print for Normal Output
  • Printf for Formatted Output

Session 7: REGULAR EXPRESSION

  • Regular Expression
  • Multipliers
  • Special Perl Variables in Pattern Matching
  • Substitutions
  • The Split and Join Functions
  • Split Function
  • Join Function
  • Case Statement

Session 8: FUNCTIONS

  • A User Defined Function (Subroutine)
  • Calling a User Function
  • Return Values
  • Passing Arguments to Functions
  • Private Variables in Functions
  • Variables Using Local

Session 9: ADDITIONAL CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Additional Control Structures
  • Last Statement
  • Next Statement
  • Redo Statement
  • Labeled Blocks
  • Expression Modifiers
  • && and || as Control Structures

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 10: FILE HANDLING

  • Filehandles and File Tests
  • Opening and Closing a Filehandle
  • Using Filehandles
  • File Tests

Session 11: PERL DBI/DBD MODULES

  • Perl DBI Module
  • What is DBI
  • Database Handles
  • Statement Handles

Session 12: FILE AND DIRECTORY FUNCTIONS

  • File and Directory Functions
  • Changing Directories
  • Current Directory
  • Globbing
  • Opening and Closing a Directory
  • Reading a Directory Handle
  • Removing a File
  • Renaming a File
  • Making and Removing Directories
  • Modifying Permissions
  • Modifying Ownership

Session 13: MODULES PACKAGES LIBRARIES PRAGMA & PERLDOC

  • Modules
  • Package
  • Library
  • Pragma
  • Perldoc

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