LinuxNovice.org: Beginning Perl [Book Review]
Aug 01, 2000, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"With the plethora of Perl books out today (375 listed at
Amazon) I was suprised to see a new Perl book on the scene, but
after reading it I was pleasantly surprised with its quality.
For people who are starting out in Perl, or just need a good
refresher, Simon Cozen's "Beginning Perl" is a good
"Right off the bat, Simon starts with a great history of Perl.
Sometimes computer authors spend too much time talking about
history and origins of computer and languages which tends to turn
reader off very quickly, but this was well done. With Simon's
introduction you get a feel for the evolution of Perl and a clear
understanding of why you should be reading this book as well as why
you should be using Perl. My only problem was a single line where
he says "It's very easy to learn". I think he should have included
the same caveat that came with the game "Othello" ("A minute to
learn, A lifetime to master")."
- Perl.com: Report on the Perl 6 Announcement(Aug 01, 2000)
- WDVL: The Perl You Need to Know: Embedded Perl(Jul 23, 2000)
- Perl News: Perl 6 To Be Complete Rewrite (But Not What You Think)(Jul 20, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Beginning Perl by Simon Cozens available now.
(Jul 18, 2000)
- Perl.com: Choosing a Perl Book(Jul 15, 2000)
- Linux Magazine: An Object Lesson in Perl(Jul 04, 2000)
- IBM developerWorks: Perl: Small observations about the big picture(Jul 02, 2000)
- Apache Today: Getting Started with mod_perl in 30 Minutes(Jun 24, 2000)
- Geeks404.com: Learning Perl/CGI for Apache - Part 1: HTTP and Perl basics(Jun 16, 2000)
- Apache Today: Totally Modern Mod_perl(Jun 07, 2000)
- Linux Magazine: Getting Better References Through Perl(May 21, 2000)