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Perl & CGI tutorials
 ::   Intro to Perl/CGI and HTML Forms
 ::   Intro to Windows Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl 5
 ::   Intro to Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl Taint mode
 ::   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Broken CGI Script
 ::   Writing COM Components in Perl

Java tutorials
 ::   Intro to Java
 ::   Cross Browser Java

Misc technical tutorials
 ::   Intro to The Web Application Development Environment
 ::   Introduction to XML
 ::   Intro to Web Design
 ::   Intro to Web Security
 ::   Databases for Web Developers
 ::   UNIX for Web Developers
 ::   Intro to Adobe Photoshop
 ::   Web Programming 101
 ::   Introduction to Microsoft DNA

Misc non-technical tutorials
 ::   Misc Technopreneurship Docs
 ::   What is a Webmaster?
 ::   What is the open source business model?
 ::   Technical writing
 ::   Small and mid-sized businesses on the Web

Offsite tutorials
 ::   ISAPI Perl Primer
 ::   Serving up web server basics
 ::   Introduction to Java (Parts 1 and 2) in Slovak


free tutorials
The Art of Talking in Circles  
Have you ever read through a chapter in one of those Learn Such and Such in 21 Seconds books and realized that somewhere along the way you had started daydreaming about how you would spend a trillion dollars if you were Bill Gates? Well, it happens to me all the time.

Computer books are boring. In fact, most technical writing out there bites the big one and there's no sign that the situation is going to get any better in the near future.

eXtropiant! The really unfortunate thing about this predicament is that now, more than any other period in the history of computing, is when we really need good, clear writing out there.

Whether the established priesthood of computer science likes it or not, the web has opened the flood gates and computer science is being secularized post haste. Droves of non-technically oriented people are finding themselves face to face with a command line and finding that they are being treated as imbeciles by system administrators who seem more interested in maintaining the shroud of mystery which keeps their salaries high than actually helping people solve problems.

Well, the fact is that most people learning how to make a living on the web are not morons and if given the proper instructions can do just about everything they want to with their web sites, if not more. eXtropiant!

The big secret is that web programming is actually very easy.

And that is what these tutorials will show. Come by as often as you like, you're bound to learn something new.

- Sol