Name: [122] Steven Devijver
Member: 114 months
Authored: 10 videos

Introduction to Perl [ID:032]

a series of video-tutorials by Steven Devijver

Want or need to deal with Perl scripts? Here's the introduction to the Perl programming language you've been looking for. This ShowMeDo series teaches you how to write programs with Perl on Unix, Linux or Cygwin.

Video Tutorials

1. 'Hello World' with Perl

A short introduction to running Perl scripts on a Unix, Linux or Cygwin system. In this video Steven shows you how to get started with Perl in what hopefully becomes a ShowMeDo series. This could be the start of a Perl series - leave feedback below to say what else you'd like to see! Would you show your appreciation if you like this video? You can visit and vote for this video and [...]

2. Simple variables in Perl

In this second ShowMeDo on the Perl programming language Steven introduces how simple variables work in Perl. Uploaded on 12th December 2006, running time 14 minutes. If you like Steven's video, you can show your appreciation by voting over at

3. Conditionals and Arithmetic

Next come simple arithmetic operators and conditional statements in Perl. Uploaded on 27th December 2006, running time 12 minutes. If you like this video, would you show your appreciation to Steven by voting for it over at

4. Arrays and Loops

This fourth showmedo covers arrays, ranges, the foreach loop statement and the scope of variables. Uploaded on 12th January 2007, running time 8 minutes.

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