In ''PerlNET: An Introduction
,'' we introduced you to the new PerlNET technology that allows you to create .NET-compliant applications and components with Perl. In this article we'll show you how to author advanced .NET applications in Perl. We'll use ADO.NET classes to incorporate database access into PerlNET programs, then we'll explain and demonstrate working in connected and disconnected modes. PerlASPX adds Perl to the family of ASP.NET languages and makes it possible to develop ASP.NET Web applications in Perl. We'll explain how to create ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET Web services.
Perl is a language that has been around for a while and is one of the most popular open source languages among system administrators, Web developers and the research community. Meanwhile, Microsoft's .NET technology, which is comprised of a framework and set of tools, was recently released for creating sophisticated applications. Is it possible to have any connection between these two different worlds? Yes it is! Perl is now a .NET language. This is the first of a two-part series written to introduce and explore the tools and technologies that are giving Perl and .NET a new dimension.