When I was designing web sites, for a long time I wrote my HTML code the “hard” way – by opening a text editor and manually typing in the code (this was before I purchased Adobe DreamWeaver).
During that time of manual HTML writing, I had a project that required forms on a web page, and I needed a place to store the information. After talking with a few tech friends, I decided to use MySQL as my web site database, and Perl as my scripting language.
I had written complex Bourne shell scripts before, but Perl was something entirely new. With a little help from a buddy of mine, after a few hours I was off and running. I was amazed at how easy it was to connect to a MySQL database with Perl.
This example will show you how to[Read more...]