Linux.com: Writing Database Oriented Web-based Applications with Perl - Part IIIMar 19, 2001, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcelo Pham)
"Now that you have already chosen your preferred database engine, let's see how to connect to the database from a Perl script."
"Perl was widely enhanced with database connectivity capability by Tim Bunce. Tim created the DBI interface, which allows programmers to have four totally independent layers when designing applications. These layers protect hackers from picky and tricky coding details when connecting to databases from different vendors, and also helps them achieve code reusability when switching databases."