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Tutorial wish list

by jjhorner (Hermit)
on Jul 07, 2000 at 19:34 UTC ( #21506=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Special thanks to kudra for suggesting this! She's a gift from God sometimes.

If anyone has any tutorials they would like to see added to the tutorial node, please post them in response to this.

If I don't know how to write one, I'll learn. If someone else feels like writing it, they can pick it up from me.

If someone else feels they are more qualified to manage this initiative than me, feel free. You probably are.

I guess we can call it the Great Tutorial Quest.

J. J. Horner
Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix
jhorner@knoxlug.org http://www.knoxlug.org/

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RE: Tutorial wish list
by reptile (Monk) on Jul 07, 2000 at 23:04 UTC

    Personally, I don't have any ideas, but I'd like to write some tutorials. I wrote the one on using (s)printf and actually love helping people out in this way. I'm not that great at answering questions in SOPW and things, but I kind of enjoy the tutorial thing.

    Please let me know if there are any I can do. /msg me or email me (my email's on my home node) if anyone has anything I can do.

    local $_ = "0A72656B636148206C72655020726568746F6E41207473754A"; while(s/..$//) { print chr(hex($&)) }

RE: Tutorial wish list
by Miker (Scribe) on Jul 08, 2000 at 02:39 UTC
    I would like to see a tutorial(s) on the use of sockets. How to make them, use them etc. I don't quite understand any of the current docs on it. Just my wishlist of one wish:)
RE: Tutorial wish list
by Adam (Vicar) on Jul 08, 2000 at 02:43 UTC
    This is a good idea, but rather then loading all the tutorials on one person, why not create a page where people can post tutorial suggestions, and people can respond saying they'll do it. Then that person can spend a day or two writeing a good tutorial and they can post it for peer review.
RE: Tutorial wish list
by POASquall (Initiate) on Jul 09, 2000 at 09:49 UTC
    Im a decon of the monistary and was recently helped by some of the nicest guys ive ever met online...they helped me out alot more then i thought...They even wrote me alot of the code instead of showing me how...And this was all to my benifit except that half of it didn't make sense. The thread was http://www.perlmonks.com/index.pl?node_id=20776&lastnode_id=131& This is great because it covers many sides of perl uses, and a good step-by-step, ground up walk through of this would help me and soo many other new perl poets in many wonderful ways. Application is the best means of learning ;)

    Thanks,
    POASquall

      Which code do you need explained? Is it the bit of code by jeffa at http://www.perlmonks.com/index.pl?node_id=20982&lastnode_id=20776& ?

      J. J. Horner
      Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix
      jhorner@knoxlug.org http://www.knoxlug.org/
      
RE: Tutorial wish list
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Jul 10, 2000 at 19:27 UTC
    I want to know more about Perl GTK.
(kudra: request: HTML output discussion) RE: Tutorial wish list
by kudra (Vicar) on Jul 31, 2000 at 18:37 UTC
    Following a discussion on chatterbox, jcwren and I were talking about something we'd both like to see: a discussion of the merits and disadvantages of creating HTML with CGI.pm, print, Mason and a template system from a person or people who has(/have) tried different systems. Something beyond 'XXX is best' and 'ZZZ is my favorite' would make for interesting reading.

      I just noticed that there is a section about this in Chapter 5 of the new edition of O'Reilly's "CGI Programming in Perl" (haven't got that far tho' so I can't comment on what it says).

      There's also a chapter on HTML templating systems which discusses HTML::Template, Embperl and (briefly) HTML::Mason. Nothing on the Template Toolkit tho'.

      --
      <http://www.dave.org.uk>

      European Perl Conference - Sept 22/24 2000, ICA, London
      <http://www.yapc.org/Europe/>
Re: Tutorial wish list
by coolmichael (Deacon) on Dec 16, 2001 at 04:13 UTC
    I think tis is a great idea.

    I would love to see a tutorial on setting up mod_perl/apache and what you need to do to your cgi scripts to make them use the creamy mod_perl goodness. I've been told it is quite easy, but I've had problems following the docs.

    Also, a tutorial on Template Toolkit would be fantastic. There is a lot of information in the docs, so something that could thin it down a bit would be great.

    Just my two cents worth
    void where prohibited.

      Well, mod_perl tutorial is rather short:

      Start tutorial

      Read mod_perl Guide.

      End tutorial

      :)

      --
      Ilya Martynov (http://martynov.org/)

        guide ne tutorial
        and
        book ne tutorial
      I'll second the mod_perl Guide (http://perl.apache.org/guide). Stas et al. has worked long and hard to put together this very comprehensive document. No, it is not short. But if you read the guide, along with the Eagle book "Writing Apache Modules w/ Perl and C", you will be able to do all the common tasks a mod_perl programmer might be asked to do. And you'll at least know where to start for the uncommon requests.

      There is also the Mod_perl Cookbook coming out in January http://www.modperlcookbook.com/. I gather the format is similar to the Perl Cookbook, which is most helpful if you have a specific task you would like to complete.

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