|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Best Approach to Learn Perl for a Non Programmerby dru145 (Friar)
|on Aug 11, 2001 at 01:56 UTC||Need Help??|
I wonder if anybody else is in the same boat as I. It seems to me that the majority of monks are either experienced or semi-experienced programmers who probably already had a solid understanding of a programming language under their belt before learning Perl.
I have attempted to learn Perl about three times before and then giving up telling myself it is because I don't have any programming experience. Well this time I am determined to learn it because I know it will make my job much easier.
Are there any other Monks out there who never wrote a piece of code before attempting to learn Perl? I am looking for suggestion for the best way to become proficient in Perl. I know it will take time, but I just want to make sure I am heading down the right path.
Are there any books that you would recommend? I pretty much already read all of Learning Perl which is a good start, but not enough meat. I thought I was ready to move on to Programming Perl, but how wrong I was. It is difficult for me to try and grasp the concepts in Programming Perl. I believe it is because I don't have any experience with a programming language.