I've reached my stated goal: to get you started using Bioperl. Needless to say, there is a great deal more to explore than will fit into the confines of this chapter.
For those who wish to continue, here is a short list of some of the interesting and useful parts of Bioperl that will repay your efforts to learn them with considerably increased programming power:
Overview of Bioperl objects
Gbrowse and gff files
Automated database searching