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The fundamentals of Perl programming is a free online course that has been specially prepared to give you a comprehensive guide on the various concepts used to manipulate Perl codes. Before creating Perl scripts, it is important to understand the various functionalities Perl provides and identify the correct version of Perl to install. This course will take you through a brief history of Perl programming language, the different versions of Perl and reasons why Perl language should be used. This course introduces you to how Perl stores variables, the types of variables and variable interpolation. Have you considered formatting text in your codes such that it suits your needs? This course will teach you how to use string functions to change the case of text, explore escape characters and make a number of strings into a single string. It illustrates the various syntax types for initializing and manipulating these variables and string functions. You will have a whole lot of debugging to do if you do not enlighten yourself on coding with Perl.
If you want to know how to create, add and remove items from a list using specific keywords, then you should complete this course. You will be able to differentiate between lists and arrays, sort arrays, and use the maximum element to find the number of items contained in a list. Also, this course will help you test for files using file test operators as well as get information about an already existing file using file handles. Do you know that it is possible to show Perl how to make choices? This course explores the various conditional statements in Perl, such as “elsif” and “if”. It also analyzes Boolean logic and explores ways in which your codes can be made efficient by executing the right codes. This course explains in detail command line inputs. If you have struggled with differentiating the Perl syntaxes for carrying out various functionalities across the language, then this course is for you.
Furthermore, you will also learn about using loops to iterate a collection of items, conditional logic circuits as well as how to move around a loop. This course will take you through setting up, creating and invoking subroutines. You will also learn to detect “undef” in Perl. If you are familiar with other programming languages or have very little programming experience, taking this course on Perl fundamentals can have you writing useful and error-free programs in a very short time. This course will explain in detail literals and metacharacters. You will be able to match a set of characters, range digits, regular expressions, negate ranges and identify the patterns provided by Perl. ‘Perl Fundamentals’ will be of great interest to students, researchers and anyone with an interest in creating programs using Perl language. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.Start Course Now
Introduction to Perl
Introduction to perl - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Perl
Literals and Variables
Introduction to perl - Lesson Summary
Introduction to perl - Assessment
Data Structures, Input and Output
Data Structures, Input and Output - Learning Outcomes
Command Line Input
File Input and Output
Data Structures, Input and Output - Lesson Summary
Data Structures, Input and Output - Assessment
Subroutines and Regex
Subroutines and Regex - Learning Outcomes
Arguments and Return Values
Simple Regular Expressions
Subroutines and Regex - Lesson Summary
Subroutines and Regex - Assessment
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss briefly the history of the Perl programming language
- Recognize how to create and use variables
- Recognize loops and conditional statements in Perl programming
- Distinguish between lists and arrays
- Outline the syntax for creating an array
- Explain standard input and output files in Perl programming
- Define hashing and outline the syntax for creating a hash
- Define subroutines, and create and invoke subroutines using the appropriate syntax
- Outline regular expressions to solve different problems
- Compare and contrast different regular expressions
- Recognize metacharacters and the qualifiers acceptable in Perl
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