Database Programming with Perl
October 24, 2003[From O'Reilly Perl.com]
I'd like to think that I'm a reasonably decent Perl programmer now. I'd like to think that I have a good grasp of how to solve relatively common problems in Perl. But, you know, it hasn't always been this way. Oh no.
A long, long time ago, when I was a tiny little programmer, I worked as a trainee Perl coder and systems administrator for a large database company. Naturally, at a database company, a lot of what we had to do was talking to databases in Perl. As a fresh-faced programmer, the only way I knew to interface with databases was through a command-line SQL client.
The Obvious Solution
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