For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Most people use Perl scripts on the web to run programs
that generate web pages, and they use PHP to write web pages
that include programitic (scripted) elements. Both of these approaches work well.
But let's say that you want to provide web pages that include a bit of scripting, you know Perl already, but not PHP. Do you need to learn another language? No - you'll want to look at Mason, the Template Toolkit, or (my flavour today) Embperl
. With Embperl, a few simple extra markers added to your HTML can allow you to drop in bits of code quickly and easily; it turns Perl into what I call an "HTML++" language along the lines of PHP.
Example - setting a variable in Embperl
[- $year = 1900 + (localtime()); -]
and using that variable in the output:
[+ $html +] (written 2005-03-28, updated 2006-06-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesA805 - Web Application Deployment - Perl - modPerl, Mason, CGI.pm and LWP 
CGI v mod_perl - (2004-09-11) 
Automating access to a page obscured behind a holding page - (2009-09-23)
Some other Articles
100% TrainingHarmonyA little bit of fun - the new Perl QuizPutting a form onlineEmbperlResponding to spamEaster at Well House ConsultantsPolitics gets nasty. Must be an election coming up.Spring is in the airSTDIN, STDOUT, STDERR and DATA - Perl file handles
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