This publication advances your Perl scripting. skills beyond the bounds of elementary script constructs, and into the realm of production-ready scripts within the context of network, database and GUI environments. Covers such advanced features as run-time evaluation, persistence, code generation, and the innards of the Perl interpreter. Discusses data references, complex data structure implementation, typeglobs, symbol tables, structure references and closures. Reviews object-oriented programming, then dives into the essence of this publication, sockets networking, RPC implementation, and Perl/Tk user interface scripting. Examines template driven code generation, and shows how to extend Perl and embed scripts.