Web, Graphics & Perl TK: Best of the Perl Journal
||Author: Jon Orwant|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (March, 2003)
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Good TPJ articles for the topics Web, Graphics and TK
"Web, Graphics and Perl/TK" is a reprint of the best articles of the The Perl Journal (TPJ) for the following topics:
-Web programming with Perl
-Graphics programming with Perl
The chapter about "Web programming" covers roughly the following topics:
-CGI programming and CGI.pm
-LWP (libwwwperl) and the modules to parse HTML
I found the main chapter "Web programming" very interesting and a good introduction into the topics that it covered.
The chapter "Graphics" is a collection of articles about Graphics programming without the use of Perl/TK (e.g. GD, Perl and GIMP). I found the articles to be quite interesting and to contain some very good ideas. Because I am a database guy, I will not use most of these ideas but I will definitely use GD to generate web graphics. It is always amazing how much you can do with Perl and how easy this can be (sometimes).
The third part of the " Web, Graphics and Perl/TK" deals with Perl/TK only. I personally do not really understand TK (even when I was still using TCL/TK) so that I cannot really comment on the contents of these articles. I found them quite readable and the stile was OK. However if I had to (re-)learn TK, these articles would not be enough. If I need to use Perl/TK, I will buy the O'Reilly books that cover Perl/TK.
I like this TPJ series because the authors cover a certain aspect of Perl or Perl usage in a very condensed form that makes it easy to get a quick start in this area. I am really looking forward to reading "Games, Diversions and Perl Culture" (last book of this series
· Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules
· Perl Cookbook, Second Edition
· Games Diversions & Perl Culture: Best of the Perl Journal
· Perl Graphics Programming
· Computer Science & Perl Programming: Best of TPJ