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Learning Perl
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4 73998 06-01-2006
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100% of reviewers $27.48 9.5
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Description: Learning Perl first appeared in 1993 and has been a bestseller ever since. Written by two of the most prominent and active members of the Perl community, this book is the quintessential tutorial to the Perl programming language. The third edition has not only been updated for Perl Version 5.6, but has also been rewritten from the ground up to reflect the needs of programmers learning Perl today. After years of success teaching Perl as consultants, the authors have re-engineered the book to better match the pace and scope appropriate for readers trying to get started with Perl, while retaining the detailed discussion, thorough examples, and eclectic wit that the book is famous for. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.
Keywords: Perl Randal L. Schwartz
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN: 0596001320


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Old 08-02-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
tutwabee
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $34.95 | Rating: 10

Pros: vey straightforward, very explanatory
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I started learning Perl from this book and I haven't bought any other Perl books yet. This book is very thin for an O'Reilly book but it covers all the basic areas of Perl and all of the most important commands and methods. This is just one more book that makes me love O'Reilly even more.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
kartik_mistry
 
Registered: Mar 2004
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

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Starts from ground 0 of perl to the up level of sky in perl. Recommended for perl geek ! Good exercises of every chapters make book more practical.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
Scruff
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: Gentoo x86_64 & PPC
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $20.00 | Rating: 8

Pros: No nonsense Perl programming
Cons: Too no nonsense for someone with no programming experience


There is a lot of info packed into a small amount of pages here. If you have done some programming before this is a quick way to learn Perl. When I first bought this book however, Perl was my first attempt at learning a 'real' language and in most cases it was not enough. I bought Beginning Perl by Simon Cozens and it does a much better job of deeply explaining Perl concepts to the total beginner.

I found combining both books, "Beginning" to get a good solid understanding of each concept, and "Learning" to quickly pound the details in was an excellent way to get some Perl skillz.

Beginning Perl is available for free online but is worth purchasing to keep as a reference. http://learn.perl.org/library/beginning_perl/
 
Old 06-01-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
jc_cpu
 
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This book is essential if you want to learn the basics of Perl.
 




  



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