I'm in the middle of teaching the first Perl class ever offered at Kishwaukee College
, my local community college (coincidentally, this is also my first semester actually teaching Perl). The college's business and tech advisory committee originally chose Programming Perl as the textbook of choice. I am now being asked for my recommendation of a textbook for future semesters of the class.
I love the book Programming Perl. But. . . it's thick, especially if you have never used Perl before. While I think Learning Perl is an excellent book for teaching (*shamelessly plugs merlyn*), I can't stretch the book over a 16 week semester. I'd love to stick with Programming Perl, but my class (who has some college programming background) is having trouble keeping up with it.
What other books are available that fellow Monks would recommend? I am only familiar with the O'Reilly series of books personally. Or can anyone offer creative ways that I might make Programming Perl more palatable for first time Perl programmers, or ways that I can get a 16-week semester full of material from Learning Perl. I'd be especially interested in hearing from the author (*nudge nudge merlyn*) on this one ;)
Thanks everyone :)