Perl Training Courses from GBdirect: An Overview
We currently offer the following instructor-led Perl courses:
The Perl programming language
Perl (the ‘Practical Extraction And Reporting Language’,
originally called ‘Pearl’) is a programming language written by and
for working programmers: it aims to be practical (easy to use, efficient,
complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal).
Perl is the language of choice for CGI scripting and web development, but is
at least as effective and popular for general text handling, system
administration, database access, system interaction, XML processing, system
integration, e-commerce… and a host of other applications.
Characteristics which make Perl so powerful and adaptable:
- Cross-compatible implementations on all major platforms
- Module-based specialisation keeps the core language lean and mean,
while making available a large library of reusable library code
- A comprehensive suite of tools for creating, using, managing, and extending
Perl training: the GBdirect perspective
For many years now, GBdirect's consultants have been implementing industrial
strength Perl solutions in most of the fields listed above. That experience
directly informs our Perl training courses and modules.
All of our Perl courses teach you how to select and apply the best Perl
tools and techniques to do a specific job.
Unlike many other trainers, however, we concentrate on instilling the
fundamental techniques and problem-solving philosphy of Perl, rather than on
merely visiting every topic in the language. The landscape of Perl is
simply too vast to explore its every nook and cranny in that way.
Whilst our Perl courses highlight the key landmarks and gotchas in each
specialist application, their emphasis is on Perl map-reading skills; providing
the platform for independent learning into the future.
We can also provide customized Perl
training, building on our large suite of Perl course modules across many
more specialisms and degrees of difficulty. These modules can be combined in a variety of ways to produce any number of
specialist Perl courses.
With judicious selection, a purchasing company can build itself a bespoke
Perl training solution from these modules at a fraction of the usual cost.
The vast majority of our Perl training modules and their hands-on exercises
are delivered in a quarter day. A few exceptional modules last a half day,
because cross-dependencies in their content dictate a specific sequence of
Please contact our Perl training advisors for help in assembling a course with
appropriate content, speed of progress, prerequisite knowledge, and consistent
subject matter, etc.