--- Paul Curtayne <niche at tinet.ie> wibbled:
> a friend asked me for a recommendation for some
> books/websites etc to
> get started on CGI, Perl, and web scripting in general. I
> though O
> Reilly is the obvious place to start. Any thoughts or
Yep, I'd go for O'Reilly for all of these purposes; the
first book to get, is Programming Perl. If that's too heavy,
I'd say Perl In a Nutshell is the next step. As for CGI,
O'Reilly is yet again the solution with their Perl Cookbook,
which is just what it says - a bundle of recipes for all
your perl needs. There are bits on CGI, and even a skeleton
server in perl. You might need some modules from CPAN, but
most have been included in later releases of perl5, I think.
MacMillan Publishing also have a few books for free that I
liked - I immediately went to their site when I saw an offer
a couple of weeks ago, and started browsing through their IT
section. There are several books of varying quality on web-
authoring, java/script and CGI. One of them has many 'secrets'
according to the title, but it also pushes the BLINK tag as
the best thing since uncurdled milk, or something.
CPAN and mcp.com are the sources for free stuff; O'Reilly sell
affordable books that never let you down.
(Gosh, why didn't I just put the summary at the top of my
reply? Oh, well - too lazy to cut 'n paste ;)
O- Nny, Y2Day-compliant
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