The simple, static hypertext documents that currently dominate the Web canconvey a great deal of information, but eventually their limitations becomeclear. What if you wish to provide dynamic data--information that changes overtime? What if you want to sell products on your Web site and secure paymentinformation from users? Or what if you seek to provide a search facility thatpermits a Web database to be explored? Dynamic resources of this sort areaccomplished through CGI (Common Gateway Interface) programming.
CGI programs can take advantage of any resource available to the servercomputer to generate their output and can also accept input from the userthrough forms. These two basic capabilities have led to a wide variety ofapplications, such as forms processing, generation of inline images and movies,the formatting of data sets based on queries to a database, real-time updatesto Web pages, and more.
CGI Programming in C and Perl shows you how to create theseinteractive, multimedia documents via CGI programming in two practicallanguages: C, which has distinct performance advantages, and Perl, one of themost popular for CGI today. Applications and source code are presented in both languages.
You'll learn how to:
The write-ups on this looked promising and the order time was unusually extended. I was hoping to leverage my C experience with some Perl for web-site development. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Rutter
The product got here in an efficient amount of time.
Unfortunately, this is one of those common cases of the teacher having the students get a book that turns out to be... Read more
I bought this book around 1998. It was the only book that cover
CGI and C, the rest talked about PERL which I hadnt learned yet. Read more
With many years of experience under my belt, i found this book to be easy. I'd written many complex cgi scripts using perl and c previous to this book, for many fortune 500... Read morePublished on January 5, 2001 by Thomas
The title makes it clear C and perl a required. This is a great no nonsense book and people should not expect it to teach C, Perl AND CGI. Read morePublished on February 7, 1999
Not a bad book at all, I bought this book when I didn't know either C or Perl, and man, I was confused. Read morePublished on January 22, 1999 by Michael K. Scott