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This three-day Object Oriented Perl training course addresses the Object-Oriented features of Perl and provides students with the knowledge to create Object-Oriented Perl scripts.

Object Oriented Perl

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3 Days

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Target Audience

This Object Oriented Perl training course is suitable for perl programmers or developers wanting to fully understand Perl’s OO aspects, also programmers and system administrators.

Attendee Requirements

Programming experience in a structured language, such as C, C++, Java, or COBOL, is required to attend this course as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Perl language.

The skills are taught in the following courses:

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please Contact Us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.

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Course Description

This three-day Object Oriented Perl training course addresses the Object-Oriented features of Perl and provides students with the knowledge to create Object-Oriented Perl scripts.

Course Outline

1. Perl Essentials Review

Topics Not Reviewed (But Essential to Understand OOP in Perl)


Advanced Data Types




Additional Resources


2. OO Primer

Introduction to OOP in Perl




Additional OO Terminology

Additional Resources


3. OO In Perl Essentials

The Basis of OOP in Perl

Class Creation

Method Creation

Object Creation

Calling Methods





Class Data

Class Modules



Additional Resources


4. Using Bless on Arrays and Scalars

Why Use Other Data Types?

Blessing Arrays


Blessing Scalars

Additional Resources


5. Using Bless on REs, Subroutines and Typeglobs

Blessing Things Other Than Variables

Blessing Regular Expressions

Blessing Subroutines

Blessing Typeglobs

Additional Resources


6. Inheritance

Overview of Inheritance in Perl

Determining a Method’s Location

The @ISA Array Works

Inheritance in Other Languages

Perl “Built-In” Methods

Handling DESTROY Methods with Inheritance

The SUPER Class

Abstract Methods


Additional Resources


7. Automating Class Creation

Automating Class Creation Essentials

Using Class::Struct to Crate Classes

Using Arrays Instead of Hashes

Attribute Types

Other Tools to Create Classes

Additional Resources


8. Ties

What are Ties?

Making a Tied Scalar

Making a Tied Array

Making a Tied Hash

Making a Tied Filehandle

Ties and Inheritance


9. Installing CPAN Modules

Introduction to the Concept of Overloading


How Your Overload Subroutines Will Be Called

Magic Autogeneration


Additional Resources


10. Encapsulation

Overview of Encapsulation

Private Identifiers

Using Closures to Enforce Encapsulation

Other Methods of Encapsulation

Additional Resources

Learning Path

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please Contact Us for further details.

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  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our Schedule, or Register Your Interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please Contact Us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

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