In the future, the Perl Maven Cookbook will have hundreds of examples with explanation on how to accomplish various tasks.

In the future, it will probably cost around $40 to get an electronic version of this cookbook.

In the meantime we are in the process of building it and you can get a copy free-of charge. More than that. You can actually help building it by sending ideas and comments on the existing examples.

The very first edition (also numbered 0.01) has the following examples:

  • Create Linux/Unix user account - a wrapper around adduser
  • Reporting file system diskspace usage like df
  • Reporting diskspace usage on a mail server
  • A du like script
  • Send files by e-mail
  • Read Excel file
  • Process file with fixed width records
  • Process file with multi-line records
  • Process multi field csv file
  • Fetch web page
  • Generate web page (CGI)
  • Parse XML file
  • Database access using DBI and DBD::SQLite
  • Accessing and LDAP server using Net::LDAP
  • Tie::File

One of them even has detailed explanation.

Currently only people registered to the Perl Maven newsletter will get the cookbook.

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What do people say?

Just wanted to say thanks for the cookbook. It looks like a great start on a very useful resource indeed. There are a couple of recipes in there that I can see immediate use for in some stuff I'm doing right now. - Richard Thomas