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SAMS Teach yourself PERL in 21 daysby OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain)
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Item Description: Great for those with little or no Perl Experience
Review Synopsis: Me like good
I knew absolutely nothing about PERL before getting this book, and it really gave me a good basic understanding of the language. As much as everyone loves the o'reilly books, I found them to be too wordy for my learning style. This book set me up with a daily plan on how to get into the language.
Usually, the lessons took less than a day each, but it was difficult to get through 3 or more lessons in a day and still retain all of the information.
If you actually use this book daily, it is easy to gain a pretty good hold of the basics in about 2 weeks. you'll understand basic looops, file I/O, regexes, arrays, etc. There is a section that deals with CGI, but I didn't really look at it, so I can't comment on it.
But, that's just my opinion...-OzzyOsbourne