Advanced Perl is an intermediate and beyond hands-on course that focuses on several common application domains (e.g. Networking, database access). Geared for experienced Perl programmers, this course teaches students how to leverage the more advanced features of Perl using the latest skills and best practices. Students will learn about and explore next-level Perl capabilities and features such as: Using Shortcuts, parsing text, using references, using CPAN to access the Perl library, working with objects in Perl, Exception Handling, Database Access, Network Programming and much more. Students will leave this course armed with the skills they need to handle advanced Perl development and scripting tasks.
This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises. Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.
Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:
- Create efficient data structures using references
- Understand advanced text parsing techniques
- Access data from relational database systems
- Create reusable modules
- Design and use objects
- Create TCP/IP clients and servers
Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional Perl, Python, web development, data science, machine learning and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.
This in an intermediate and beyond level course is for experienced Perl programmers who want to leverage their basic Perl knowledge into production-quality tools.
Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We will work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.
Session: Reference refresher
- Creating references
- Anonymous arrays and hashes
- References and subroutines
- References and arrays
- Complex data structures
Session: Data wrangling
- Reading text files
- Creative use of <> and $/
- Matching and substituting
- RE review
- Using backreferences
- Parsing lines
- Using here documents and __END__
- Converting data with pack/unpack
Session: Shortcuts and Defaults
- The ubiquitous $_
- How to use <>
- Pattern matching in brief
- File tests on _
Session: Modern Perl
- Features added since 5.0
- Higher-order functions
- Switch statement (given/when)
- Smart matching
- State variables
- Lexical $_
Student Materials: Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Our courses also include step by step hands-on lab instructions and and solutions, clearly illustrated for users to complete hands-on work in class, and to revisit to review or refresh skills at any time. Students will also receive related (as applicable) project files, code files, data sets and solutions required for the hands-on work.
Classroom Setup Made Simple: Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure your classroom and lab environment is setup, tested and ready to go well in advance of the course delivery date, ensuring a smooth start to class and seamless hands-on experience for your students. We offer several flexible student machine setup options including guided manual set up for simple installation directly on student machines, or cloud based / remote hosted lab solutions where students can log in to a complete separate lab environment minus any installations, or we can supply complete turn-key, pre-loaded equipment to bring ready-to-go student machines to your facility. Please inquire for details, options and pricing.