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by Johnny Utah (Novice)
on Aug 04, 2008 at 19:37 UTC ( #702159=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Johnny Utah has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks, I'm about to finish "Beginning Perl" by James Lee.

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Perl-Second-James-Lee/dp/159059391X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217873468&sr=8-3

Incredible book - I can't say enough good things about it. My questions is, what book should I read next to further my knowledge. I figured "Intermediate Perl" by Randal Schwartz

http://www.amazon.com/Intermediate-Perl-Randal-L-Schwartz/dp/0596102062/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217873468&sr=8-4

would be the next logical step. However, there doesn't seem to be any chapters on CGI or DBI...that seems weird. I thought the Perl Cookbook by Tom Christiansen

http://www.amazon.com/Perl-Cookbook-Second-Tom-Christiansen/dp/0596003137/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217873468&sr=8-5

would be more focused on examples rather than building on the fundamentals. But when i looked in the book, it seemed like it teaches you about a concept, then follows up with a real world example. This is really appealing to me. Any advice?

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Comment on Book question
Re: Book question
by Cristoforo (Deacon) on Aug 04, 2008 at 19:53 UTC
      Thanks Cristoforo.

      The link you gave me has a little information on the Perl Cookbook, but nothing on the Intermediate Perl book.

      Use Kubuntu/KDE/Debian? http://kubuntuway.net
Re: Book question
by FunkyMonk (Canon) on Aug 04, 2008 at 20:32 UTC
    There's also the Monastary's own Book Reviews. Personally, found the first edition of the Cookbook to be an excellent book, both to read cover to cover, and as a reference when I wanted to know how to do something more specific.

    Having said that, I find the first edition is out of date now (eek! I just checked. It's ten years old) and I haven't seen the second edition at all.

Re: Book question
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Aug 04, 2008 at 20:49 UTC
    I've used Perl Cookbook second ed. as just that, I need a recipe and it helps. I have read recipes around the one I needed, which helped me learn other information. I do like it, it's worth the money.

    On another note, I took 2 Perl classes, both of which were taught by James Lee. Great guy, and an excellent teacher.

    tubaandy
      Great. Thanks for the info guys. I think I'll grab the second edition of the cookbook and read it first.

      Use Kubuntu/KDE/Debian? http://kubuntuway.net
Re: Book question
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Aug 04, 2008 at 21:58 UTC
Re: Book question
by chrism01 (Friar) on Aug 05, 2008 at 07:39 UTC
    Another vote for the CookBook, plus if you haven't already, bookmark the docs: http://perldoc.perl.org/. Plenty of tutorials and examples, as well as the complete Perl lang.

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