"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
"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...."