## What framework should I use for a hobby web/programming project?

I have a need I could probably satisfy with something COTS, but I kinda want to build something again. I've been out of that game for a while, and getting my hand back in would be nice. What should I use?
posted by uberchet on May 20, 2016 - 14 answers

## Using grep to extract x characters of text after a predictable pattern

I'm trying to work out how to use something like grep or sed or awk (or maybe even some Perl) to extract a string of characters which appears in a predictable place in a series of text files. Help/advice/tutorials very welcome!
posted by infinitejones on Mar 15, 2013 - 8 answers

## How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this?
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

## Help me learn Perl, Python, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby

Help me learn a few new programming languages. Python, Perl, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby.
posted by jgunsch on Jul 9, 2009 - 22 answers

## Best language for highschool bioinformatics course?

I'm teaching a course on bioinformatic programming for high schoolers. Which language should I teach it in? And do you have any nifty ideas for easy projects that fall under the bioinformatics header?
posted by bergeycm on Jun 25, 2009 - 20 answers

## How can I load (and sort) a really huge text file in Perl?

How do I load and then sort a really huge (94 MB) text file list of words? Perl runs out of memory trying to load all the lines-- before I have a chance to try to sort it.
posted by kosmonaut on Oct 8, 2008 - 25 answers

## Live AIS data is a web browser

Hi, Another oddball question... I have a live data stream of AIS data and I would like to take the data and ultimately display it on a world map through a web browser. The problem is that I have no clue as to how I would display live updated information on a map.
posted by kaozity on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

## Make Apache recognize Perl!

How can I get my web server to interpret perl
posted by kaozity on May 28, 2008 - 7 answers

## Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker.
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

## Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?
posted by joshwa on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

## Dance, text files, dance

Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box?
posted by poweredbybeard on Apr 12, 2007 - 28 answers

## Getting hired as telecommuter software engineer?

I am an experienced software engineer and was laid off recently. I'm currently applying for positions. My ideal would be a telecommuting gig, which is the type of position I had most recently. A certain job mailing list I subscribe to has a lot of promising positions, but many of them are marked "onsite". Here's my question: shall I apply for some of these "onsite" positions in the hope that my qualifications will impress the hiring person enough to consider hiring me as a telecommuter? Or would this just be a waste of time for everyone concerned?
posted by SomePerlGeek on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

## Perl Peril

Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie?
posted by lhauser on Jul 15, 2006 - 7 answers

## Will Perl 6 become ubiquitous and mandatory?

Will Perl 6 become mandatory? I know Perl 5 pretty well, and I'd like to keep listing Perl on my resume. I wonder if employers who value Perl skills will start to expect Perl 6 to be listed.
posted by pornucopia on Feb 15, 2006 - 11 answers

## What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments?
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

## Perl regular expression question

Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items...
posted by pornucopia on Dec 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder.
posted by wzcx on Nov 25, 2005 - 7 answers

## Perl, CGI, and Apache

I have a Perl script which is supposed to handle user registration. It works fine from the command line (perl blah.pl "username=blah&password=blah") but doesn't modify the file it's supposed to modify when run as a CGI script in Apache 2.0.
posted by IshmaelGraves on Mar 15, 2005 - 2 answers

## [perlfilter] Is it possible to 'use' a perl module whose name is stored in a variable?

Example: ------------ my \$include_file_name = 'include.pm'; use \$include_file_name;
posted by bryanzera on Mar 11, 2005 - 5 answers

## Learning programming via web apps

Learning programming via web apps. [+]
posted by daksya on Feb 15, 2005 - 21 answers

## Online introduction to Perl Unix scripting?

Looking for a reasonably quick introduction to Perl Unix scripting, preferably online.
posted by Krrrlson on Nov 4, 2004 - 7 answers

## I'm getting error messages when trying to create or clear semaphores in perl on linux.

Perl, semaphores, linux, problems [mi]
posted by pissfactory on Oct 4, 2004 - 5 answers

## Code Art

Do you happen to know of any artists who are using actual code (programming languages) in their work? I've been toying with this idea a little and have come up with a few concepts that I feel are pretty unique. [mi]
posted by pissfactory on Jul 2, 2004 - 14 answers

## Tomcat woes

I have Apache 2.0 running. I can easily set stuff up like mod_perl and PHP. I want to start developing w/ Java and I want to run servlets and Tomcat scares me. Does it run under Apache? Seperate from Apache? Any info appreciated.
posted by xmutex on Jun 23, 2004 - 5 answers

## Learning Perl, PHP, MySQL

I'm interested in filling out my workday learning perl, php and mysql at my own speed. I have no programming background. Anybody have any good experiences with any online courses, or any other advice? Money is not an object, what is important is good structure (logical progression of concepts) and the ability to get personalized help when needed.
posted by luser on Dec 17, 2003 - 25 answers

## IMAP Email display

I need a simple PHP/Perl script that displays the subjects of the last 10 emails in my inbox via an IMAP connection. I'd like to use it as an include on a personal portal page. [more inside]
posted by machaus on Dec 11, 2003 - 7 answers

## Help me understand Perl.

What exactly is Perl? I've recently acquired a domain and am interested in server-side programming. The problem is that I have no experience and it's difficult as hell to find a reliable resource for beginners (minus any quick scripts). Any help would be most appreciated.
posted by poopy on Dec 8, 2003 - 28 answers

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