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Perl and Apache: Your visual blueprint for developing dynamic Web content

Perl and Apache: Your visual blueprint for developing dynamic Web content

Adam McDaniel

ISBN: 978-1-118-03637-2

Jan 2011

435 pages

$22.99

Description

Visually explore the range of built-in and third-party libraries of Perl and Apache

Perl and Apache have been providing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) access to Web sites for 20 years and are constantly evolving to support the ever-changing demands of Internet users. With this book, you will heighten your knowledge and see how to usePerl and Apache to develop dynamic Web sites.

Beginning with a clear, step-by-step explanation of how to install Perl and Apache on both Windows and Linux servers, you then move on to configuring each to securely provide CGI Services. CGI developer and author Adam McDaniel shows techniques for effectively developing and maintaining dynamic sites and he shares real-world examples describing MySQL database access, PayPal credit-card transactions, and sample Facebook and Twitter interfaces.

  • Apache and Perl have been providing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) access to Internet Web sites for more than two decades, and both products are constantly evolving to support today's user requirements
  • Shows how to install Perl and Apache on Windows and Linux servers and configure each to securely provide CGI services
  • Details techniques for effectively developing and maintaining dynamic Web sites
  • Addresses MySQL database access and PayPal credit-card transactions, and examines sample Facebook and Twitter interfaces

With this book, you’ll benefit from a wealth of techniques and resources that you won’t find anywhere else.

Chapter Introducing Perl and Apache Web Site Development.

Chapter 2 Installing Perl on Windows .

Chapter 3 Installing Perl on Linux.

Chapter 4 Installing Apache on Windows.

Chapter 5 Installing Apache on Linux.

Chapter 6 Introducing the Fundamentals of Perl.

Chapter 7 Building an Interactive Perl Script.

Chapter 8 Using Perl References and Modules.

Chapter 9 Installing Third-Party Perl Modules.

Chapter 10 Configuring Apache to Execute Perl.

Chapter 11 Introducing Do-It-Yourself Perl/CGI Interaction.

Chapter 12 Using Perl's Built-In CGI Library.

Chapter 13 Separating HTML Code from Perl Code.

Chapter 14 Adding Dynamic Content with Server Side Includes (SSI).

Chapter 15 Authenticating a User Session.

Chapter 16 Interfacing Your Web Site with Facebook.

Chapter 17 Interfacing with the Twitter API Using Perl.

Chapter 18 Creating Dynamic Images with Perl.

Chapter 19 Facilitating Dynamic Ajax Calls with Perl .

Chapter 20 Processing Credit Card Transactions with Perl.

Chapter 21 Accessing a Back-End MYSQL Database with Perl.

Chapter 22 Securing Dynamic Web Sites.

Chapter 23 Speeding Up Dynamic Web Sites.

Appendix A Access Perl Documentation.

Appendix B Apache Configure and Module Reference.

Appendix C Useful Apache Modules. Index.

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