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Lesson 2Perl Course Expectations
ObjectiveExplore key course features.

Perl Course Expectations

Course downloads

You can download a compressed file that contains
  1. Any code you will need to complete all course exercises
  2. Sample code for the example programs explained in Module 6

Click the Resources button on the toolbar to download the compressed file.

MouseOver applet

Whenever you see the MouseOver graphic below, an applet that explains or dissects several lines of Perl code follows it.
Move your mouse cursor over the elements of the image outlined in red to display pop-up explanations.

foreach loop nested within a while loop in Perl

Perl While Loop
A Slide Show is an applet that presents a series of images you can flip through, either forward or backward. In this course, we will be using SlideShows to explain certain aspects of the Perl language.

Course glossary

Many of the terms used in the course are in a glossary. The terms from the glossary can be obtained from the following glossary link.

Quizzes and exercises

At regular intervals throughout the course, you will find exercises and multiple-choice quizzes. These learning checks will allow you to assess what you've learned and, if necessary, what to go back and review. Most of the exercises involve modifying or writing code and then submitting the code to your mentor for grading.
If an exercise involves modifying code, you will be given "starter" code to work with. You can either cut and paste the code directly from the Web page or use the code included in the compressed download file.