I’ve been dabbling around with a few of my scripts (many of which I’ve grabbed from “free scripts” type websites).
In wanting to make subtle changes to these scripts so that they will do a few extra things, I downloaded ActiveState’s perl, and used their documentation tutorials/examples to get started on the basics. Then, I grabbed a few “quick start” books to go a little further.
Now, however, there are so many other things that I want my “free scripts” to do, and I’m finding it somewhat difficult to follow and modify some of the scripts original codes (especially on those that have been deprecated).
Therefore, it’s become my personal goal to do-away with all the “free scripts” and create my own. Basic stuff I’ve learned to do (like a simple guest book, form-to-email, etc.) I would like to expand on this, so that I can create scripts that can run a major database driven user/pwd login file upload/edit/delete type webpages.
So, I’m looking for reference books. I already have:
- CGI Programming 101 by J.D. Hamilton
- CGI/Perl Cookbook by Patchett & Wright
- Writing CGI Applications with Perl by Meltzer & Michalski
- Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days by L. Lemay
… can anyone recommend a few other fairly good reference books for the “newbie” perl/cgi programmer?
thanks a bunches,