In Chapter 8, "MySQL and Perl," I interface with a MySQL database using Perl. There, I include some URLs to visit for more information, such as:
The official Perl home page, www.perl.com
CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network), www.cpan.org (Figure C.8), where you can get the modules necessary to interact with MySQL
Figure C.8. To access a MySQL database from a Perl script, you use some of the CPAN modules.
ActiveState, www.activestate.com, where you can download ActivePerl for running Perl on Windows
DBI Documentation, http://dbi.perl.org (Figure C.9), which contains links to various Perl DBI resources
Figure C.9. The DBI Documentation pages include both Perl and general database information.