Thursday, July 17, 2008

Web Client Programming with Perl

Enables those familiar with the Perl language to go beyond the capabilities of graphical web browsers for the purpose of automating the retrieval, manipulation, and redistribution of web-based information. Includes discussions of HTTP transactions and protocol, an introduction to writing web clients with Sockets, and LWP (a library module that simplifies HTTP programming).

Yet another winner in the O'Reilly nutshell series, Clinton Wong gives us a very readable look at programming perl sockets to talk the protocols of the web. He gives us both the down and dirty under the hood methods as well as examples using the LWP module.

A must have for any web programmer looking to expand their horizons to the world of automated web tools. Armed with the Pelican and a trusty Camel, there's little you won't be able to do after reading this book!

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