This Introduction to Perl gets you started with the basics of programming in the Perl environment. We cover the very basics through to the beginning of modular coding in your own programs to enable ease of maintenance and readability.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
New comers to programming or those wanting to know where to start.
The course work is based around a 50/50 approach to lecture and hands on giving the attendee the chance to really work with the language and see its potential. The practical work is based around real life scenarios as much as possible and is intended to make the delegate feel more at easy with working with the language and boost their confidence about working it. It will also give you lots of example code to use in existing projects.
None, although if you have done any programming with a structured language before you will be at an advantage.
DURATION: 3 DAYS
PRICE: Call for latest
1st Day: Start 9:30am - Finish 5:00pm
Why use Perl , History, Environment, Help, simple script and script structure.
Types, definitions, Arrays and single values, interpolation.
Working with Arrays and Hashes
How to manipulate them together and useful things that can be done with them individually.
Expressions and Operators
Numeric operators, precedence, string operators, conversion and more.
Built in functions of the Perl interpreter for working with numbers, strings and arrays.
Loops and conditions, variable scope
Input and Output
Working with files, command line arguments, and working with applications.
Basic Regular Expressions
Understand what an expression is, where to use them, and how to construct some simple pattern matching.
Making readable code, better maintenance, reusable code.
Creating and using reports
Lots of examples and practical questions to give you a chance to try things out. Feel free to bring along your own ideas to try.