I'm not new to Perl or CGI but I haven't used a "real" database before. I'm accustomed to DB_File actually.
I had a client come up to me today and asked if I could rewrite a very small PHP site into CGI because their PHP programmer "vanished" and someone referred them to me for my work in CGI.
The site is really small, it's just a sign in form, sign up form, and a few mini things like this. The only thing I can't do right now is the SQL part.
How difficult would it be for me to find out how to store and retrieve specific fields from an SQL database? There are only a few things such as: username, password, name, etc. The database is already setup with their current user information, all I need to do is come up with a CGI version of everything.
Would it be difficult to just find out what I need to know in order to use the premade SQL database on this project? Do you think it would be similar to the code the PHP script is already using?