Core Perl is an incredibly powerful programming language that has proved a major hit with the Unix and Windows programming community. Add a whole heap of plug-in modules, and it raises the language to a whole new level of usability and usefulness.
In this excellent volume, author Dave Roth (who, coincidentally, is a prolific Win32 Perl module writer) thoroughly documents and explains the standard extensions, gathering for the first time all of the information vital to squeezing the best from these freeware ad-ins.
From ODBC to user authentication over networks and even playing .wav files, there's something here to interest anyone using Perl on a Windows-based platform. Roth even explains the intricacies of using the Win32::API module to access dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) directly--powerful stuff, indeed.
Backed up by dozens of useful code snippets and examples, this is such a useful book that no self-respecting Win/Perl hacker should be without it.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
This book is a guide to Perl¿s most common Win32 extensions, grouped by their functionality. The new edition updates coverage from Perl 5.05 to current Perl version 5.6. It also includes new chapters offering critical, badly-needed information regarding security for Win32Perl, the topic most highly requested by reviewers. The appendices have descriptions and syntax of each function in the extensions covered. Each chapter makes extensive use of code segments to illustrate the use of specific functions and real world scenarios in which these functions can be used.