I'm learning MySQL myself and though I haven't done anything as relatively complex as your project and have stuck more with PHP than Perl, I feel nevertheless that you'd find the following resources helpful:
- man DBI - Perl DBI Interface tutorial; a good introduction to the generic database interface.
- The MySQL Documentation Index has the MySQL Manual as well as links to articles that provides a pretty good introduction and foundation for beginners of MySQL.
I'm sure other monks can suggest good resources, and I wish you good luck with learning MySQL. Have fun!
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