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Re: The Most Essential Perl Development Tools Today

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on Jan 01, 2013 at 20:45 UTC ( #1011181=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Most Essential Perl Development Tools Today

My tools, also in no particular order:
  1. vim
  2. Perl in a Nutshell from O'Reilly
  3. Other ORA references on the bookshelf
  4. Additional references in e-book form. (I am old-school, after all)
  5. PerlTidy
  6. PerlCritic
  7. Revision Control (currently git, I haven't found anything I like better)
  8. Nemeth, Snyder, and Hein -- Linux Administration; NSH and Seebass -- Unix System Administration
  9. Ubuntu is my primary development OS, The code runs on Linux and/or Win7+Activestate

I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


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Re^2: The Most Essential Perl Development Tools Today
by Jim (Curate) on Jan 01, 2013 at 23:25 UTC

    Perl in a Nutshell? Yikes! It's ancient (1998). Is it truly still useful to you today as a reference?

    It just seems like it must be largely obsolete now, and there must be better books to use today as Perl references. I understand "old school" and its many positive attributes, but the Nutshell book is a relic of a bygone Perl era.


      The Nutshell isn't used much a reference at home, but in a contract where they are still running Perl 5.8.x and can't upgrade, it's a God send. I have learned too many neo-perlisms from working with more current Perl's at home; so if I can't find it in the index in Nutshell, then I really can't use it in my for-pay code. (And yes, I know about perl -f, I just don't remember it as often.)

      I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


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