An Introduction to CGI programming with Perl

David Young

Tuesday January 25th at 7:00pm
OCC 128(a,b)


Ten years ago, the existence and use of the Internet was only known to a handful of scientists and computer professionals. This past Christmas, it is estimated 5 billion dollars were spent on the World Wide Web using e-commerce.

UNIX, Apache and Perl form the core infrastructure used to support e-commerce. The Common Gateway Interface, or CGI, is the communications protocol used to link it all together.

In this presentation, we'll examine the Common Gateway Interface, show how to write CGI scripts with Perl, how to read and write data with CGI, and present some tools and tips on coding CGI scripts.

Speaker Bio

David is a certified Master Perl Programmer, and has programmed extensively in Perl to create web forms and CGI scripts to interact or present user data.

David J. Young has over 15 years experience as a systems management consultant and is currently a Principal Consultant with Collective Technologies.

This abstract was (also) created using Emacs.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 25th, 2000, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128(a,b).

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm 128(a,b)
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128(a,b) which is towards the west end of the building.

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