Software Solutions in PERL
PERL - Practical
Extraction and Report Language
The Cyber Web has been
developing internet based software since 1997 which is like 90
dog years or 200 internet years. Needless to say we have built up
a huge archive of programs that are not being used by clients.
Our hope is to build a free archive here at bumblebeeware.com for
young perl developers and webmasters to aquire tools and tidbits.
Its a free website, so
allocating time to build pages and post programs is limited. But
the plan is to post tutorials and code samples to show how to use
perl to mange everything from streaming video to search engines.
And more than likely we will plaster the pages with ads for our
The main focus will be to pass
by the common mumbo jumbo of guestbooks, page counters and other
web gidgets and provide more substantial applications. More
useful programs like shopping systems, paypal integration,
security systems, classified programs and most anything that
We would also like to offer
simplified programs that perform basic tasks. Those basic tasks
are often the key element for bigger applications. It is very
useful to have a program that demonstrates a task so you can
integrate the code into your own program. That element seems to
be very rare online. Most programs are relatively extensive and
it becomes difficult to segregate the elements you want to learn
In many cases the difference
between a working program and 10,000 lines of uesless code is the
one element the programer is not able to figure out. When only
one person has figured it out, it's called "Intelectual
Propery". Here we just call it "programers block".
There is always an answer, but not every programer has it. That
is what seperates companies like Microsoft from of small time
This website will help fill
that void by offering solutions to common problems and code to
solve less common programing tasks. We all know how to make a
guest book and post a url on a page. But how many people can
build a shopping cart that is capable of searching 100 million
records? It's not that hard if you know the tricks and understand
the base concept.
BumbleBeeWare will serve as a
great learning resource and not just a download site to get your
free perl programs. We are more interested in building programers
Those will be the common
issues we hope to address here. And later, when we have a few
hundred pages maybe some publisher will offer us a book deal to
take our website to the presses. That would be really cool!
We have hundreds if not
thousands of perl programs and I need to decide which to post
first. If you have any ideas or needs for scripts to perform
particular tasks let me know. It's going to be slow going at
first, so any input would be apreciated.
CAPTCHA - The most simple and
likely the most unhackable perl code to prevent automated form
submissions. Using an archive of images rather than on the fly
generation, this uses very low system resources while providing a
high level of bot protection.
Headlines Grabber -
A simple perl script to grab an XML file and include it in a
webpage. Ready to run script, just upload and run it. Have new
headlines or other dynaic content from any source in minutes.
Log Check - Check your ssh log for
attempted logins and block the ips before the attack takes down
your server. This simple script will save you lots of headaches
and secure up your web server from brute force attacks.
for PERL - Simple ready to upload
script will manage all your forms. Uses image verification and
post blocking to fight spammers. Nice update to an old mail form
Site Search - Simple stand alone script that you can build into
a more comprehensive search program for any website.
Password - A simple utility to make
passwords using .htaccess for file protection.
Utility - 2 scripts to allow the
zipping and unzipping of directories or files from a webpage.
Useful on hosts without command line access. Great script for
building on to make more complex backup utilities that can be run
from a webpage.
Website / Server Monitor - A simple
2 script solution to monitor your website's uptime and notify you
via e-mail when a website or server is down. Great tool for small
hosting services to monitor your servers from your home or office.
Three versions of the program are provides to fit multiple