Programming in Perl
6:20-8:00PM, Wednesdays, Room: 232NE
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Programming Perl, by Lary Wall (Perl's creator!), Tom Christiansen & Jon Orwant; O'Reilly
Higher-Order Perl, by Mark Jason Dominus
[recommended] Mastering Algorithms with Perl, by Jon Orwant, Jarkko Hietaniemi, John Macdonald; O'Reilly
[recommended] Spidering Hacks, by Kevin Hemenway & Tara Colishain
To learn how to write programs using Perl. Simple?
Office Hours are set for Right After Class. Let me know when you'd like to meet.
There will be a homework for nearly every class (~10 total).
You will have at least a midterm and a final exam. There might also be a quiz or two.
In This Class:
Peer cooperation is encouraged, however, everyone must submit their own work. You will
be expected to answer detailed questions about your assignments. (i.e.: if you
didn't write them, I'll know.)
Attendance is not mandatory, but highly recommended. [you must attend at least a few
times in the first six weeks, or you will be dropped from the class with a WU grade] Also,
it would be VERY difficult to pass the class without regular attendence; you are
responsible for catching up if you miss class.
All projects, assignments, homeworks, etc., will be submitted via the website. Do not
print out nor e-mail me the assignments - they will promptly be trashed.
Tentative grade breakup: ~25% for Midterm, ~35% for Projects, ~40% Final - These may
change slightly depending on how well the class does in any of the above.
(also, the "Project" grade includes things like quizes, homeworks, etc.)