Titel: Perl Template Toolkit
Autor/en: Darren Chamberlain, Dave Cross, Andy Wardley
Januar 2004 - kartoniert - 574 Seiten
Among the many different approaches to "templating" with Perl--such as Embperl, Mason, HTML::Template, and hundreds of other lesser known systems--the Template Toolkit is widely recognized as one of the most versatile. Like other templating systems, the Template Toolkit allows programmers to embed Perl code and custom macros into HTML documents in order to create customized documents on the fly. But unlike the others, the Template Toolkit is as facile at producing HTML as it is at producing XML, PDF, or any other output format. And because it has its own simple templating language, templates can be written and edited by people who don't know Perl. In short, the Template Toolkit combines the best features of its competitors, with ease-of-use and flexibility, resulting in a technology that's fast, powerful and extensible, and ideally suited to the production and maintenance of web content and other dynamic document systems.In Perl Template Toolkit you'll find detailed coverage of this increasingly popular technology. Written by core members of the technology's development team, the book guides you through the entire process of installing, configuring, using, and extending the Template Toolkit. It begins with a fast-paced but thorough tutorial on building web content with the Template Toolkit, and then walks you through generating and using data files, particularly with XML. It also provides detailed information on the Template Toolkit's modules, libraries, and tools in addition to a complete reference manual.Topics in the book include:
* Getting started with the template toolkit
* The Template language
* Template directives
* Extending the Template Toolkit
* Accessing databases
* Advanced static web page techniques
* Dynamic web content and web applications
The only book to cover this important tool, Perl Template Toolkit is essential reading for any Perl programmer who wants to create dynamic web content that is remarkably easy to maintain. This book is your surefire guide to implementing this fast, flexible, and powerful templating system.
Preface; 1. Getting Started with Template Toolkit; What Template Toolkit Does; The Templating Ecosystem; Installing the Template Toolkit; Documentation and Support; Using the Template Toolkit Processing Templates; Template Toolkit Language; Template Variables Template Directives; Integrating and Extending the Template Toolkit 2. A Complete Web Site Using Template Toolkit; Getting Started Template Components; Defining Variables; Generating Many Pages Adding Headers and Footers Automatically; More Template Components Wrapper and Layout Templates; Menu Components; Defining and Using Complex Data; Assessment; 3. The Template Language; Template Syntax; Template Variables; Virtual Methods; 4. Template Directives; Accessing Variables; Accessing External Templates and Files; Defining Local Template Blocks; Loops; Conditionals Filters; Plugins; Macros; Template Metadata; Exception Handling; Flow Control; Debugging; Perl Blocks; 5. Filters Using Filters; Standard Template Toolkit Filters; 6. Plugins Using Plugins; Standard Template Toolkit Plugins; 7. Anatomy of the Template Toolkit; Template Modules; The Runtime Engine Module Interfaces; 8. Extending the Template Toolkit; Using and Implementing Non-Core Components; Creating Filters; Creating Plugins; Building a New Front End; Changing the language 9. Acessing Databases; Using the DBI Plugin; 10. XML Simple XML Processsing; Creating XML Documents; Processing RSS files with XML.RSS; Processing XML documents with XML.DOM; Processing XML documents with XML.XPath; Processing XML documents with XML.LibXML; Using Views to Transform XML Content; 11. Advanced Static Web Page Techniques; Getting Started; Library Templates; Content Templates; Navigation Components Structuring Page Content; Creating a New Skin; 12. Dynamic Web Content and Web Applications; CGI Scripts; CGI Templates Apache and mod_perl; A Complete Web Application; Appendix: Configuration Options; Index
Darren Chamberlain is an active member of the Template Toolkit development team.
"If you are a Perl programming then this is an essential book." VSJ, June 2004 "The authors are clearly passionate about Perl: the writing is sharp, to the point, and - this might sound odd about a topic like Perl templating - exciting. Any monkey could write a book on TT in 100 pages discussing what it does and how it works, but what these three have managed to put together is an explosion of ideas and evolutionary 'wow factor' that makes for compelling reading for any Perl programmer who has looked at JSP and felt a twinge of envy." "574 pages of Perl templating is anything but boring..." "no expense has been spared in making this a high-quality package full of excellent code as well as up-to-date hints and advice. The print is O'Reilly's usual 'animal' style; clear and easy to read, with Perl guru Nat Torkington presiding as editor.Linux Format, October 2004 "If you have a requirement for anything that goes beyond the simple one page 'look at my website', and you care passionately about dynamic content creation and management, then this is definitely the book for you." - Davey Winder, PC Plus, Nov (rating 8/10)