//CGI and Perl

How To Send Email With Perl, Part II

2010-05-26T17:02:04+00:00 June 9th, 2004|CGI and Perl|

Unlike the basic script of Part I, this script uses Perl module "strict" to enforce certain variable naming conventions, which is good programming practice, and to be usable on servers that run mod_perl. (mod_perl is an Apache server module that speeds up Perl programs by a considerable amount. Apache software is used by virtually all Unix/Linux servers.)

Cultured Perl: Reading and Writing Excel Files with Perl

2010-05-26T17:02:46+00:00 May 1st, 2004|CGI and Perl|

Only recently have the doors been open to Microsoft Excel, the most popular spreadsheet application for the desktop. This article takes a look at reading and writing Excel files in Windows and Linux, using Perl and a few simple modules. The author of this article, Teodor Zlatanov, is an expert in Perl who has been working in the community since 1992 and who specializes in, among other things, open source work in text parsing.

Zope for the Perl/CGI programmer

2010-05-26T17:03:17+00:00 April 30th, 2004|CGI and Perl|

Zope (the Z Object Publishing Environment) is an application server that is gaining in popularity. But what is it? What's an application server, anyway? How does all this compare with nice familiar paradigms like CGI? More importantly, is Zope a fad, or is it here to stay?

Installing Scripts – Don’t be Scared!

2010-05-26T17:11:21+00:00 October 14th, 2003|CGI and Perl|

One of the biggest problems that I had when I set up my first site was essentially that I had no idea what I was doing. This manifested itself most obviously when it came to installing scripts for my site. I'm not a programmer (far from it) and I thought there would be assumed knowledge when it came to getting things running - knowledge that I assumed I didn't have.

How CGI Works

2010-05-26T17:16:39+00:00 June 9th, 2003|CGI and Perl|

You already understand that when you surf the internet your browser retrieves (or gets served) information from other computers. Those other computers send (or serve) information to your browser with special computer software called a server. Every computer that serves information to internet browsers uses server software.