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This page provides an overview of 78 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': 78 (4.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'perl' across all Ariadne articles: 228
  • Average number of references to 'perl' per Ariadne article: 2.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'perl': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'perl': 0.4 (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. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. ed summers (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Making the Case for a Wiki

Emma Tonkin examines wikis and considers the feasibility of their deployment - and the danger of the 'tumbleweed' syndrome.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Metadata: BIBLINK.Checksum

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

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Moving Ariadne: Migrating and Enriching Content with Drupal

Thom Bunting explains some of the technology behind the migration of Ariadne (including more than 1600 articles from its back issues archive) onto a Drupal content management platform.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2004, issue41, news and events

NT Explorer

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

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

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

OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver

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

June 2001, issue28, feature article

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

Planet SOSIG: A Spring-clean for SOSIG: A Systematic Approach to Collection Management

Lesly Huxley, Emma Place, David Boyd, and Phil Cross report on a spring-cleaning exercise for SOSIG using a systematic approach to collection management.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

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

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

Putting the Library Into the Institution: Using JSR 168 and WSRP to Enable Search Within Portal Frameworks

Chris Awre, Stewart Waller, Jon Allen, Matthew J Dovey, Jon Hunter and Ian Dolphin describe the investigations and technical development undertaken within the JISC-funded Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) Project to enable the presentation of existing search tools within portal frameworks using the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System

Jon Knight, Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

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

Showing Robots the Door

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

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP

Paul Meehan, Paul Needham and Ross MacIntyre explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit

Julie Allinson, Sebastien Francois and Stuart Lewis describe the JISC-funded SWORD Project which has produced a lightweight protocol for repository deposit.

January 2008, issue54, 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

The Evolution of an Institutional E-prints Archive at the University of Glasgow

William Nixon with some practical advice based on the Glasgow experience.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

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

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

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

Through the Web Authoring Tools

Paul Browning offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.

April 2004, issue39, tooled up

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

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

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

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

WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project

Brian Kelly sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

What Is Apache?

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

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

What's in EEVL for Further Education

Roddy MacLeod gives
an overview of the services and plans EEVL has for students and practitioners
in the Further Education sector.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion

Brett Burridge describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

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

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

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

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

ZOPE: Swiss Army Knife for the Web?

Paul Browning looks at this multiple authoring environment.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

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