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Re: Where Do I Go Next?

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Jul 16, 2011 at 21:47 UTC ( #914885=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Where Do I Go Next?

It depends on what you want to do with Perl.

For instance, if you want do do things with databases, then now should be a good moment to start learning SQL and how relational databases work. If on the other hand, you want to make dynamic websites, a course in HTML and CSS and reading the docs of modules such as CGI, Catalyst or Dancer will be more appropriate.

Now is the time to start applying what you have learnt. For sure the things you now write will most likely be slow, ugly, inefficient and will re-invent the wheel over and over again, but that is OK. Once you feel up to studying Intermediate Perl, you can revisit your work and improve it.

CountZero

A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James


Comment on Re: Where Do I Go Next?
Re^2: Where Do I Go Next?
by perl.j (Pilgrim) on Jul 16, 2011 at 21:54 UTC

    Thanks for the advice. I would like to become a "Jack-of-all-trades, Master-of-none, when it comes to Perl. In this case, do you think Intermediate Perl is my next step, or do you think otherwise?

      I think your next step should be some actual programming, so you get some mileage on your odometer.

      CountZero

      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

        I do a lot of extremely simple programs and just build on them. I have no one in my household or any friends that have the time that want to look at them so I don't know how good they are (but they work).
        A Newbie To Perl

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