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Perl Videos?

by zod (Scribe)
on Nov 25, 2008 at 05:55 UTC ( #725770=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
zod has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I found a series of video lectures on Perl on YouTube from the Indian Institute of Technology. They are introductory, but maybe a few others here would find them useful. Each video is an hour long:
  1. Perl - Part I
  2. Perl - Part II
  3. Perl - Part III
  4. Perl - Part IV
Has anyone run across any other Perl videos?



UPDATE: I also found this 2-hour tutorial on "Intermediate Perl" at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota.

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Re: Perl Videos?
by ysth (Canon) on Nov 25, 2008 at 06:43 UTC
      My stomach hurts I laughed so hard at that.

      "Pretty amazing."


      Imprecise tools for the win? Or, well, I guess for the lose.

      Although I do feel that perl is perhaps more difficult to handle than some other languages would be... Open parentheses and close parentheses seemed to work.

      Have we found a new way to write Lisp?

      for(split(" ","tsuJ rehtonA lreP rekcaH")){print reverse . " "}print "\b.\n";
Re: Perl Videos?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Nov 25, 2008 at 07:32 UTC
Re: Perl Videos?
by draegtun (Scribe) on Nov 25, 2008 at 16:47 UTC
Re: Perl Videos?
by Util (Priest) on Nov 25, 2008 at 23:43 UTC

    gnat's lightning talk from YAPC::NA 2002 was a film he made entirely during the conference. It is the story of a Python programmer, wandering confusedly around the Perl conference, encountering many luminaries of the Perl community, all of whom are showing off the most severe corner-cases of their personalities.

    Best. movie. ever.
    YAPC 2002 - The Movie

    "If you don't know what it does, why did you put it in your program?"
    - Dominus, shouting at the camera.

Re: Perl Videos?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 25, 2008 at 13:46 UTC
    There are some 125 videos on
Re: Perl Videos?
by Lawliet (Curate) on Nov 25, 2008 at 21:01 UTC
Re: Perl Videos?
by hsinclai (Deacon) on Nov 26, 2008 at 03:53 UTC
    I ran across this Perl video. Indispensable, although not in the "instructional" category, exactly.
    There is a flash of Larry Wall about 2/3 the way through.

Re: Perl Videos?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Nov 25, 2008 at 18:15 UTC

    I thought I'd check out the advanced parts and jumped to Part IV. Only to see topics such as the hash data type, and subroutines (use & to call subroutines (but it's optional).

    That's after three hours of lectures in Part I to III. So I'd say that's very introductory.


Re: Perl Videos?
by ptoulis (Scribe) on Nov 25, 2008 at 13:22 UTC
    haha, I couldn't watch beyond 3rd minute!!
    What is the 'Paul' interpreter?? :)
Re: Perl Videos?
by Lawliet (Curate) on Nov 28, 2008 at 23:00 UTC
Re: Perl Videos?
by luis.roca (Deacon) on Jan 28, 2011 at 22:09 UTC

    I've taken this video course a couple of times now and have kept my subscription to the site going just to rewatch certain chapters.

    Perl 5 Essential Training with Bill Weinman. It came out last spring (4/2010) and is about 7 hours. Almost the entire course is a screen cast where you can just code along with him. *(My preferred way to learn.)

    "...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

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