PERL in Easy Steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Apache web server and the free PERL interpreter
This allows the reader to establish an environment in which to run CGI scripts on their own computer. It makes no assumption that the reader will have previous knowledge of any programming or scripting language, making it an ideal resource for the newcomer to PERL. Each chapter builds the reader''s knowledge of CGI scripting. By the end of this book the reader will be able to write their own CGI scripts that can be run on any web server that is configured for PERL.