Unigroup's June 2000 meeting will be a special DEVELOPERS meeting at a SPECIAL MIDTOWN LOCATION. Our meeting is hosted by WestLake Internet Training, our speaker for this meeting. WestLake has offered us the use of one of their training rooms for a true hands-on Perl development "mini-training" course. The topic for this session is Perl and Web-to-Database Integration.
Perl is a very popular utility and language which is available on Unix and Non-Unix operating systems. It is freely available under the GNU license and has been ported to a variety of systems including Unix, MS-Windows and OpenVMS. Perl is a single program which is comprises a superset of functionality based on the following Unix Utilities: awk, ed, grep, sed, sh & tr mixed with functionality from the C programming language. It supports loadable modules, Unix System Calls, Networking (Sockets) and Object Oriented Functionality. There are hundreds of freely available Perl Modules which provide everything from native Internet Protocol Support (FTP, POP, SMTP, SNMP) through Database Integration (Informix, Oracle, Sybase, etc).
CPAN: Comprehensive Perl Archive Network http://www.cpan.org Perl Mongers http://www.perl.org Perl Monger User Groups http://www.pm.org Apache/Perl Integration Project http://perl.apache.org
Food & Giveaways:
WestLake will be holding a drawing for one of the O'Reilly Perl textbooks that they hand out in their open-enrollment classes. WestLake will be providing food and refreshments for this meeting.
Description of Talk:
Our meeting will be a hands-on mini-course on Web-to-Database Integration with Perl. Perl, Web CGI Scripting and Perl's DBI modules will be used to demonstrate how to integrate real-time information from an existing database with a Web site.
Topics to be explored:
The full course (as opposed to the mini-course) is outlined by WestLake's Course Outline.
John Paxton joined WestLake Internet Training Training as an Internet Trainer in 1997. He is the Director of Trainers for WestLake's Washington, DC and Arlington, VA offices and oversees several of WestLake's course lines. Currently, he manages the Active Server Pages course line and parts of the Perl course line.
For further details, see John Paxton's Information Page.
WestLake Internet Training is a fast-growing national provider of Web development training. The firm has training centers in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., Southfield (Detroit), Mich., Pittsburgh, Pa., and will open its fifth center in New York City on June 19, 2000.
WestLake provides hands-on, instructor-led training to students at all competency levels, from first-time Web developers to seasoned Web professionals. WestLake also offers classes at the workplaces of its corporate and government customers.
WestLake will be offering a full range of classes in New York city starting June 19th in Midtown Manhattan at: 1675 Broadway at 52nd Street, Floor 31, New York, NY 10019-5820
Course dates and outlines are available online at http://www.westlake.com/register/.
In addition to the public classes we will be offering in New York, our New York based staff can conduct classes at your corporate location or customize a program to meet your specific business requirements. If you would like additional information, please visit our website at http://www.westlake.com.
DIRECTIONS ========== WestLake Internet Training's Classroom Facility Hosted at Computer Generated Solutions 1675 Broadway at 52nd Street Floor 31 New York, NY 10019-5820 New York City Subway - ride the: -------------------------------- 1, 2, 3 and 9 trains to 50th Street stop at Broadway C and E trains to 50th Street stop at 8th Avenue. Walk one block east to Broadway. N and R trains to 49th Street stop at 7th Avenue. Walk one short block west to Broadway. D, B and F trains to 50th Street Rockefeller Center stop on Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue), walk one block and one short block west to Broadway. Parking ------- Ample parking is available in garages near Computer Generated Solutions. Note: Broadway is One Way, going Downtown. 52nd St. is One Way, going East. Allied Parking Systems 888 8th Ave. @ 53 St. (212) 977-9791 Central Parking System 810 7th Ave. @ 52 St. (212) 957-7781 Central Parking System 301 W. 53 St. @ 8th Ave. (212) 445-0044 Circle Parking Corp. 200-62 W. 52 St. @ 7th Ave. (212) 397-9029 Park-Serv Inc. 140-166 W. 53 St. @ 6th Ave. (212) 397-9028 Real Park 239 W. 53 St. @ 7th Ave. (212) 262-5506 Square Park 810 7th Ave. @ 52 St. (212) 974-9317
Complimentary Refreshments and Food will be served.
This now includes salads and sandwiches!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!