Getting started with cubist Basics about cubist and your accounts, setting $PATH
Getting started with PostgreSQL Starting the psql client, creating a new database, entering data
Note: all the sample code linked below is available on cubist from directory: /www/education/cse444/samples/
Sample Perl CGI program which posts a simple query to a database and displays results.
Personally, I think PHP is a little easier to work with than Perl, so check out this sample code.
You can write your cgi programs in c, and connect to the PostgreSQL server using libpq++ libraries.
"xtest.pl" parses the XML content from "personal.xml", selects some nodes and prints their content. "db2xml.pl" posts a query to the sample beers-bars-drinkers PostgreSQL database, and generates XML from the query results. Both use the perl module XML::DOM to provide a tree-based interface to XML documents.
Sending Email mailtest.pl
Here is a simple perl script which sends the user who runs it a test email.
Here is a helpful link on user authentication for web pages.
This section will grow over time. If you find an online resource helpful, let me know and I will post it here.