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The world of programming has become almost saturated with different languages, all created for different purposes but developed for use in multiple applications. For those just delving into the world of programming, this can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of languages that are simple to learn, highly versatile to use, and make a great starting point for gaining fluency in the coding universe. Perl is one of those languages, and this course will teach you everything you need to know.
Perfect Perl the Easy Way
Become an Expert in Perl Applications
This course has been specifically designed for those who have an interest in programming, but still consider themselves to be beginners. Those who already have programming experience but want to learn the basics and concepts of Perl will also find it perfectly suitable.
With over 70 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, this is a true crash course that will get you up to speed in no time. You'll get to grips with Perl fundamentals and design a Perl application, as well as creating automated applications that do the work for you and advanced text analyser applications. But don't worry – you'll work from the bottom up and progress at a pace that suits you, starting off with installation and creating more complex applications with each stage.
Along the way you'll pick up various Perl fundamentals like scalar data, arrays and lists, subroutines, input and output, hashes, and regular expressions before tackling your final project. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to use Perl in a wide range of real world applications.
Perl is a family of general purpose dynamic programming languages originally developed for text manipulation. Over time it has undergone many expansions and revisions and is now used for everything from system administration to GUI development. As it borrows elements from many other programming languages, it makes an excellent jumping-off point for those just beginning to expand their knowledge of programming.
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|Section 1: Introduction to the Course|
|Section 2: Introduction to Perl|
Getting and Installing PerlPreview
Creating a First Perl Program
More Advanced Perl Examples-1
More Advanced Perl Examples-2
|Section 3: Working with Scalar Data|
Working with Scalar Data
Working with strings
Working with numbers
Working with variables
Getting user input
The chomp operator
Decision-making with if statements
Looping with while statements
|Section 4: Working with Arrays and Lists|
Accessing arrays via indices
Performing assignment with lists
Converting arrays into strings
Using the foreach loop on arrays and lists
Understanding scalar and list context
Understanding <STDIN> in scalar context
|Section 5: Working with Subroutines|
Working with subroutine return values
Using variable-length parameter lists
Using the return operator
Private variables in subroutines
|Section 6: Perl Input and Output|
Receiving input from standard input
Working with input from the diamond operator
Sending output to standard output
Using printf to format output
Working with filehandles
Handling fatal errors with die
|Section 7: Hashes|
Hashes defined and demonstrated
Accessing hash elements
Working with hash functions
|Section 8: Working with Regular Expressions|
Regular expressions defined
Working with simple patterns
Working with character classes
Matching using m//
Working with match modifiers
Working with the binding operator
Working with match variables
|Section 9: More on Regular Expressions|
Matching in list context
Performing substitutions using s///
Working with the split function
Working with the join function
|Section 10: Final Project|
Final Project Overview
Final Project Explanation Part 1
Final Project Explanation Part 2
Final Project Explanation Part 3
|Section 11: Conclusion|
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