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Lesson 2Perl Course Expectations
ObjectiveExplore key course features.
Course downloads
You can download a compressed file that contains
  1. Any code you will need to complete all course exercises
  2. Sample code for the example programs explained in Module 6

Click the Resources button on the toolbar to download the compressed file.
MouseOver applet
Whenever you see the MouseOver graphic below, an applet that explains or dissects several lines of Perl code follows it.
Move your mouse cursor over the elements of the image outlined in red to display pop-up explanations.

Perl While Loop
A Slide Show is an applet that presents a series of images you can flip through, either forward or backward. In this course, we will be using SlideShows to explain certain aspects of the Perl language.
Course glossary
Many of the terms used in the course are defined in a pop-up glossary. The terms appear as italicized and underlined in the lesson text. Clicking a glossary term opens a pop-up window with the definition. From that window, you can choose to view the entire course glossary.
Quizzes and exercises
At regular intervals throughout the course, you will find exercises and multiple-choice quizzes. These learning checks will allow you to assess what you've learned and, if necessary, what to go back and review. Most of the exercises involve modifying or writing code and then submitting the code to your mentor for grading.
If an exercise involves modifying code, you will be given "starter" code to work with. You can either cut and paste the code directly from the Web page or use the code included in the compressed download file.