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Slashdot: CGI Programming with Perl

Nov 28, 2000, 21:13 (0 Talkback[s])

"Static web pages sufficed back when the web was young. Information flowed one way (like it does on most corporate sites today). Those days are long behind us -- if you want dynamic and interactive content, a whole host of technologies have appeared to fill in the gaps."

"Enter Perl and CGI -- the original Swiss Army chainsaw of programming met the standard for exchanging data over HTTP and it was good. Thousands and thousands of programmers discovered this combination of power and simplicity, and the web has never been the same. Now, it's your turn to descend into the mysteries of query strings and stateless transactions, hoping to emerge successfully with the knowledge of simple -- yet interactive -- web programming."

"In this second edition, the authors have gone far beyond CGI circa 1996. New topics include XML, search engines, security, and high performance Perl-based alternatives to CGI. How far we've come...."

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