On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 13:10:05 EDT, Matthew Seaman scribbled these curious markings: > On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 11:48:42AM -0400, JJB wrote: > > Looking for recommendations of best web sites for tutorials on > > learning perl, > > asking questions of peer group, lookup syntax, paper books, ETC. > > Three things: > > The Camel: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pperl3/ > > The Llama: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperl3/ > > and the Monks: http://www.perlmonks.org/ > > Cheers, > > Matthew >
I can only mirror Matthew's advice with wholehearted enthusiasm. Start with the Llama, work your way to the Camel, and be sure to learn about the great services offered by the Monks. I have a couple of titles to add: Mastering Regular Expressions: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/regex2 Mastering Algorithms with Perl: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/maperl : Not specifically Perl-oriented, but a must-read regardless. : Decent algorithms can speed up 90% of the code that you write. And when they can't, it's often beyond the capability of the software to help you. If you're really serious about learning and using Perl, you'll also want to look into many of the application-specific books written with Perl as the target language. There's database handling, XML processing, even bioinformatics. Most of these are O'Reilly titles, with at least a couple of major exceptions: Damian Conway's book on objects, and Lincoln Stein's (of CGI.pm fame) book on networking. -- I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated". -- Ken Thompson - Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly. - Please CC me in all replies, even if I'm on the relevant list(s).
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