References, Resources &Scripts
One of the sister sites we plan to add is
not that kind of hacker! A hacker is how many Perl programmers refer to
themselves. What you would call a hacker are really CRACKERS. This
site will feature a meta engine collecting links off of all the sites I've
found following my teachers credo.
"A good Programmer is a lazy programmer."
Mark Evelyn DMS 1998
Simply put, a good programmer starts every script by
first examining what's been done and can be reused or improved on.
I have many new resources for scripts and references for
learning the languages I have been studying. In no particular order they
(very helpful when you move to intermediate Perl) and SQL (database
programming). C++, VB, PHP and Python will also be added to the new site.
ColdFusion may be added but the jury is still out on that one.
This page will be growing daily as I have a lot of links and
book marks collected. At present only the links that were already on the
site have been added to the database.
Webmaster T's Reviewed
CGI & Perl Scripts
First off Perl isn't CGI. The Common Gateway Interface
can be used by any application or programming language. In the early
days most CGI's were written in C or C++ and compiled into the server.
Extremely risky! If the program failed it had catastrophic consequences!
Perl, my personal favorite (however, much of the work
we're doing presently is ASP) and many of the languages being used now
are not compiled into the server. Instead they are interpreted
languages which means the interpreter handles the failure, kills the
script/program, and dies gracefully.
This is a well known script site among authors on the net! For this reason there is a lot of support for them so these scripts are good for people just learning Perl. Using these scripts
on a live site isn't a good idea!
There are many security holes that are well known. These holes make the whole server vulnerable to CRACKERS. Matt seldom or never uses
"use strict" which ensures that memory is used and released properly. Having said that here's what is available:
guest book is used by a lot of sites.
Free for All links Adds a
link to your site.
www Board Threaded www
discussion board. This script in particular has well known security holes.
Text Counter Text
Counter need I say more
Counter Counter same
thing need I say more.
Cookie Lib Does lots of
things using pertinent client state HTTP Cookies.
SSi Random Image Displayer
Displays random Images.
Search Search your site
using the title tags.
Random Image Display
Displays random Images.
Random Links Makes
Random Text Randomly
chooses one phrase from a group of phrases requires server side includes.
Text Clock A Text Clock
Credit Card Verifier
Verifies Credit Card numbers based on mod 10 Algorithms.
Mail List Matts' mail list gives you more information about cgis and help to
get the scripts running.
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