| A Few Examples: Calendars and Schedulers
Databases and Guestbooks
Bulletin Board Scripts
Variety of Others
- Powerful (and nice-looking!)
database manager This is by Alex Krohn at Gossamer Threads and it has gone
through a number of key revisions. The look of this is quite customizable, and it is
useful for fairly large flat-file databases. An SQL version is also available (see link
below for Gossamer Threads).
- A guestbook from Erik Strom's book on
Perl programming (Original from Strom needed modification as it did not run as listed
in the book, nor as available online through Sybex.) Changes are commented in the script.
- A wonderful guestbook from Andrius
Kliauga, that uses an Access97 database to store and retrieve entries. Included in the
original is an admin page that can be used easily to edit and/or delete entries. This
setup demonstrates things like forms validation, Sambarscripting etc., as well as ODBC
connectivity. This setup requires the use of the Sambar server, v. 4.2 beta 4 or later.
(Andrius' version is an adaptation from Austin Ziegler firstname.lastname@example.org Andrius and
Austin are two of many participants who have worked with the Sambar server, and have
participated in a listserve discussion about its effetive use. See: www.sambar.com for
- A simple glossary "search"
page using Sambar script and ODBC (with Access97)
- The same glossary "search"
page, also returning images and links...
- A Database Program, Promising a
fairly sophisticated user-authentication and data-management utility, this is now
functional on my server. Its source can be found here, for further details and
- Schwartz, Randal, Olson, Erik and Christiansen, Tom.
- How to Set Up and Maintain a Website. Second Edition. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1997.
- Official Guide to Programming with CGI.pm: The Standard for
Building Webscripts. N.Y.: John Wiley and Sons. 1998.
Perl CGI Programming. San Francisco:
Sybex. 1998. (At least one reliable source-- a professional perl programmer-- has given me
a "caution" on this book, that it is not technically accurate. I refer to it
here with this caution, but mainly as the source of at least one of the scripts above--as
well as the source for information about the Sambar server, through which this
"website" is now served.)
- Tod Sambar: Tod is the creator and developer of the
Sambar Server software for Win95/98/NT. His site provides the latest version(s) of his
freeware server, as well as links to online discussions, mailing lists etc. connected with
- Lincoln Stein: Author of
the CGI.pm module; several of his key pages on the internet provide useful background
resources (including the module itself); a number of pages are also linked as online
resources for this books.
- David Roth's Win32::ODBC Pages: David is the
author of the Win32::ODBC module for perl, and his site makes it available, along with key
- Selena Sol: This site is a wealth of resources
for learning about effective and practical perl-scripting. Numerous original scripts are
found here, as well as links to other scripts. This site also has a variety of other
resources for learning cgi/perl. It is UNIX oriented, but for those familiar with
Win95/98/NT most scripts and information can be easily applied in their particular
- Matt's Script Archive: At the
"Worldwidemart"... Key source (well indexed) for perl/cgi and other types of web
- Script Search: A page for searching for a
wide range of perl/cgi and other types of web scripts
- Philip Kallerman:...is the source for the
"Dialogue Forums" conferencing software noted above.
- John Watson's Perl Scripts: The
chess program above, and a great perl tool for creating indexes for graphic files, can be
found here. Well worth a look.
- Kristina's Scripts for Educators:
This is the source for the WebBMail script above, that is licensed for
non-commercial/educational use. This site provides other useful scripts as well.
- RCBowen This is the source for
the HyperCal calendar script above. This site provides other useful scripts as well.
- Alex Krohn ...is the source for the
database manager script above, from Gossamer Threads. Apparently there is an SQL
based version of this db manager, as well.
- WebBBS This is the source for the Web
Bulletin Board script above. This excellent site provides other useful scripts as well.
- Peter Sundstrom ...is the
source for the Slideshow script above. This script was slightly adapted from its original,
to run in a Win32 environment. I am still "in progress" working on
"details" for some other parts of the script, but as of 9/98 it is basically
- Ray Chan ...is the author of the Voting script
above. This script was slightly adapted from its original, to customize its "look and
feel". Meanwhile, during the late summer of 1998, Ray made some changes in parts of
the script to improve its function. His "Perl Reunion 98" page is a good
- Dave Palmer ... the source for Links
Sharing script above. This is a versatile script, and it would be well worth staying in
touch with its developer's site.
- StepWeb This is the source for the
"autoresponder" script above. A basic, useful script, from a practical site,
with other related resources.
- Jann Linder's Calendar: Jann's calendar above is a modification of a program
found previously at the Selena Sol's Archives