Linux Journal: Programming for Oracle on Linux, Part I

“By far, the most common RDBMS platforms for Linux-based systems
are MySQL and PostgreSQL, due to their inclusion in most major
Linux distributions. Quite a few shops still run legacy databases,
however, using commercial database servers such as Sybase or
Oracle. Even Linux Journal gave its 2001 Editors’ Choice Award for
Best Database to Oracle. As such, it is not uncommon for a
programmer to be asked to put together an application to interact
with these legacy databases.

“Perl, the duct tape of the Internet, is well suited for use in
CGI applications. Thanks to the Perl DBI module, available on CPAN,
database interaction with Perl is quite simple…”


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