CGI Scripting

Using CGI scripts written in the Perl programming language you can have your pages interacting with your server; allowing you to generate dynamic pages, guestbooks, polls and more. This is proper programming — it’s fairly different to coding in HTML, so get a grounding in the basics of Perl right here.

Basic Perl
An introductory look at Perl, the programming language we'll be writing our CGI scripts in, and a check on what we'll need to get started.

Perl Variables
Get acquainted with the variable-types usable in Perl, and find out how to play around with them.

Processing Forms
It's time to get some practical use out of our Perl skills. This time we'll be setting up a feedback form that will send data to your email and then thank the user for their input. We'll also clear up the last details of basic Perl.