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LinuxLookup.com: Beginning Perl book review

Nov 15, 2000, 08:58 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The goal of this book is to take the hand of the first time perl programmer, to guide them through the basics and lead them all the way up to working with files/databases as well as perl-based web development (CGI)."

"Beginning Perl starts off simply with the installation of PERL. It takes you through installation for both Linux/Unix and Windows systems. As a whole, the book is not OS dependent, and the author does a good job at pointing out any differences in code that occur between the two. As is stated in the book, "There's more that one way to do it", which is true with a lot of languages, but especially with perl. There are many different ways to attain the same goal in programming, this book does a very good job of taking you through the different paths which all produce the same results. This allows you to learn your own favourite style of programming...."

"Beginning Perl is a fantastic book for any programmer who is itching to learn the Perl programming language. I must warn you that it might progress a little too quickly for someone who has never done any previous programming, so if you don't know what a "string" is, then this book probably isn't for you...."

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