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Re: Network Programming with Perl Book Recommendation

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 12, 2011 at 13:19 UTC ( #925468=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^2: Network Programming with Perl Book Recommendation
by lblake (Novice) on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:21 UTC
    Thanks these books where printed a while back so my concern is the material/modules used will be out of date?
      I have read the book from Lincoln D.Stein and it is fine as an introduction to network programming in Perl. If you know nothing about the matter you will learn a lot reading it.

      Reading W. Richard Stevens book as recommended by repellent may also be a good idea because Perl network built-ins are just light wrappers around the C APIs provided by your OS and it is very useful to understand what's going on under the hood.

      In any case, your concerns are founded. None of those will teach you modern Perl network programming techniques, as for instance how to use frameworks like POE or AnyEvent. But once you know the basics, getting to learn those should be pretty smooth.

      Actually what I would really advise against doing is trying to learn how to use some high level framework without understanding the network programming basis.

      They won't, IO::Socket, LWP... they're all still building blocks of anything that might have come after

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