Perl Basics (Christchurch)
About the course
Get started with Perl! This course is for complete beginners, and anyone who has some Perl experience but would like a more structured introduction.
Attendees will be introduced to core Perl syntax, concepts, best practices and most importantly, the reference documentation. They will also take away some recommendations for further study to grow their Perl knowledge.
Language syntax: blocks, variables, scoping
- How to use Perl documentation
- Standard boilerplate
- File I/O
- Understanding calling context
- Using core modules
- Regular expressions
- References and complex data structures
- Using objects
- Best practice
Note: These are the topics normally covered but might alter slightly depending on the needs of the attendees.
Those who have little or no Perl experience and want learn the basics in a structured environment.
Previous experience with another programming language (including shell scripting or batch files) would be helpful. Familiarity with programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops and functions is assumed.