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This page provides an overview of 79 articles related to 'perl', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of the core language, and its upcoming version, Perl 6. Perl borrows features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed. The language provides powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files. Perl gained widespread popularity in the late 1990s as a CGI scripting language, in part due to its parsing abilities. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Perl)

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Metadata related to 'perl' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'perl': 79 (4.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'perl' across all Ariadne articles: 230
  • Average number of references to 'perl' per Ariadne article: 2.91
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'perl': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'perl': 1.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'perl':

  1. ian peacock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. ed summers (see articles on this topic by this author)

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URL Monitoring Software and Services

Paul Hollands describes and compares tools to help you notice when a Web-based resource has been updated.

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold

Jasper Tredgold is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Open Journal Trip Report

Open Journal trip report: Jon Knight visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day

Clare McClean describes a day given over to the more technical issues arising from the Electronic Libraries Programme.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Intranets

Jon Knight investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

Displaying SGML Documents on the World Wide Web

David Houghton discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

Public Libraries Corner: Treasure Island on the Web

Sarah Ormes looks at children's libraries and literacy, and describes the Treasure Island Web pages, a resource that shows how the potential of the Web can be used to make classic texts more accessible to a younger audience.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Making a MARC With Dublin Core

Jon Knight revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators

Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: Andy Powell offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Dublin Core Management

Andy Powell presents three models for the way in which metadata can be managed across a Web site and describes some of the tools that are beginning to be used at UKOLN to embed Dublin Core metadata into Web pages.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

ERCOMS

The ERCOMS team explain the intricacies of their Electronic Reserve Copyright Management System project.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Showing Robots the Door

Ian Peacock explains how web robot access to your site can be controlled.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Metadata: BIBLINK.Checksum

Ian Peacock and Andy Powell describe a proposed algorithm for calculating a checksum for Web pages.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

What Is Apache?

Eddie Young gives the essentials of "Apache", the widely used Unix-based web server software.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project

Brian Kelly sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

The Web Editor: From 'One Stop Shop' to Information Hierarchy

Rebecca Linford discusses the web editor role: from 'one stop shop' to information hierarchy.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

EPRESS

Stuart Peters on EPRESS text management software tools, currently in development.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

The Klearinghouse: An Inventory of Knowledge Technologies

George Brett discusses part of a model of distributed user support, The Klearinghouse. The National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR) has been actively supporting high performance applications and networking for the past five years. The Klearinghouse is a next generation effort of the Advanced Applications Clearinghouse which is in the Distributed Applications Support Team of the NLANR.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

ZOPE: Swiss Army Knife for the Web?

Paul Browning looks at this multiple authoring environment.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Clumps Come Up Trumps

Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding periods.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Public Libraries: Managing the Virtual Branch

Sarah Ormes reports on the recent Public Libraries Web Managers Workshop held in the University of Bath.

January 2001, issue26, event report

NT Explorer

Brett Burridge Looks at Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Information Skills and the DNER: The INHALE Project

Margaret Weaver describes the work of the Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project team.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver

Andy Powell describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

Brett Burridge investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 30: Centering the Periphery - A New Equity in Information Access?

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 30.

January 2002, issue30, editorial

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive

Stephen Pinfield, Mike Gardner, and John MacColl with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The AIM25 Project

Robert Baxter, Frances Blomeley and Rachel Kemsley present AIM25, a project providing electronic access to descriptions of archives held in various London institutions.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

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