Having gained basic knowledge of Perl, this course will take you to the next level. To understand what Perl contexts really mean, rather than just accepting them, and to write most expressive code. The power of Perl file handling is extended, together with a look at low-level file IO interfaces.
With references we can take our Perl beyond mere scripts and use more complex and efficient data structures - not to mention take advantage of Object Orientation techniques.
Writing well structured applications with our own modules and subroutines requires a through understanding of how parameters are passed, how namespaces work, and how to handle errors if and when they occur.
Finally we give an overview of network and database programming with Perl - areas few programmers can avoid for long. Every effort is made to maintain the course material at the very latest release of Perl, and new features will be discussed.