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How Many Perl Books Do You Own?

by dru145 (Friar)
on Dec 12, 2001 at 00:59 UTC ( #131045=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Just curious what other monks have on their bookshelf.

9 for me. Here's my list:

-Dru

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Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 12, 2001 at 01:29 UTC
    I suggest you add TheDamian's Object-Oriented Perl to that, as well as the underrated Advanced Perl Programming from O'Reilly.
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by greywolf (Priest) on Dec 12, 2001 at 01:50 UTC
    I have 2 books at home:
    - TY Perl in 24 Hrs
    - Programming Perl

    Our office has 2 books:
    - Perl In A Nutshell
    - Programming The Perl DBI

    mr greywolf
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by sparkyichi (Deacon) on Dec 12, 2001 at 01:53 UTC
      Hmm, I thought the Mastering Perl/Tk book didn't come out till Christmas.. Guess I'll be visiting the bookstore again soon. :)
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Vavoom (Scribe) on Dec 12, 2001 at 02:05 UTC
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by jepri (Parson) on Dec 12, 2001 at 02:20 UTC
    0. Everything I know I learned at PerlMonks*.

    * - or from reading the manual.

    ____________________
    Jeremy
    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate) on Dec 12, 2001 at 02:46 UTC
    In the order of use from most used to least used:
  • Network Programming with Perl
  • PERL Core Language Little Black Book
  • Pocket Perl
  • Advanced Perl Programming
  • Mastering Regex
  • Perl Cookbook
  • Programming Perl

    "Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by George_Sherston (Vicar) on Dec 12, 2001 at 03:59 UTC
    I really have only two: the Camel and Perl Pocket Reference. I also have CGI Programming wtih Perl (Guelich, Gundavaram and Birznieks) but I don't find it very useful and seldom refer to it. Actually, most of my Perl reading (apart, of course, from Newest Nodes) has been on CPAN - I find reading module docs, and looking through the functions, a top hole way of learning good programming in general, as well as learning to use the modules in particular.

    George Sherston
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Beatnik (Parson) on Dec 12, 2001 at 04:15 UTC
    1. Advanced Perl Programming
    2. CGI Programming with Perl, 2nd Ed
    3. Learning Perl, 3rd Edition
    4. Mastering Algorithms with Perl
    5. Mastering Regular Expressions
    6. Perl Cookbook
    7. Perl in a Nutshell
    8. Perl 5 Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition (signed copy)
    9. Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
    10. Programming the Perl DBI
    11. Object Orientated Perl
    12. Data Munging with Perl (signed copy)
    Ignoring some handouts from YAPC::Eu 2.00.1, that would make 12. Do you really need links for these??

    Greetz
    Beatnik
    ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by staunch (Pilgrim) on Dec 12, 2001 at 04:20 UTC
    I've bought a few Perl books besides these, but these are the ones that really helped:

    1. Learning Perl -- great intro, best way to start
    2. Programming Perl -- learn the more advanced concepts.
    3. Effective Perl Programming -- stop coding in PERL, and give Perl a try.
    4. Perl Cookbook -- great reference for many common problems.
    5. Programming the Perl DBI -- if you're using a database.
    6. Ojbect Oriented Perl -- great way to learn about OO in Perl.
    7. Perl 5 Pocket Reference -- when you can't remember, look it up.

    There are a lot more I want, but have to wait in my large wanted-books queue:

    1. Mastering Algorithms with Perl
    2. Data Munging with Perl
    3. Mastering Regular Expressions
    4. Perl for System Administration -- borrowed it
    5. Advanced Perl Programming
    6. Mastering Perl/Tk
    7. CGI Programmming with Perl -- borrowed it
    8. Network Programming In Perl -- borrowed it
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by TStanley (Canon) on Dec 12, 2001 at 04:34 UTC
    I personally have the following books listed in order of use:
    1. Object Oriented Perl by Damian Conway
    2. Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
    3. Learning Perl/Tk *
    4. Perl for System Administration
    5. Teach Yourself Perl 5 in 21 Days

    * I am currently reading this and will be posting a review within the next week

    TStanley
    --------
    There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us
    about this script for Hamlet they've worked out
    -- Douglas Adams/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Jazz (Curate) on Dec 12, 2001 at 05:20 UTC

    Oh goodness. I didn't realize that 46 Perl books sit on my bookshelf until hakkr made me curious enough to count. All of the books listed in this thread so far, and some in multiple editions :)

    Here's some that haven't yet been noted.

    • Perl - The Programmers Companion - Nigel Chapman
    • Learning Perl on Win32 Systems - Schwartz, Olson, Christiansen
    • Official Guide to Programming with CGI.pm - Lincoln Stein
    • Network Programming with Perl - Lincoln Stein
    • Perl in a Nutshell - Siever, Spainhour, Patwardhan
    • Debugging Perl - Martin Brown
    • Perl Debugged - Peter Scott, Ed Wright
    • Applied Perl - Peter Williams
    • Data Munging with Perl - David Cross
    • Elements of Programming with Perl - Andrew L. Johnson
    • Beginning Perl - Simon Cozens
    • Perl Programming - Peter Wainwright, et al
    • Perl Development - Kobe,s Wainwright, Gundavaram
    • Writing CGI Applications with Perl - Kevin Meltzer, Brent Michalski
    • Perl for the Web - Chris Radcliff
    • MySQL and Perl for the Web - Paul Dubois
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by dws (Chancellor) on Dec 12, 2001 at 05:21 UTC

      Since this question is posted under the "Meditation" section of the site, then I should only answer simply, and with no elaboration the following:

      Not Enough.

      Since there is a spiritual tone to the Perl Monks site, though, I should supress the awful member of the Seven Deadly Sins, that being "Greed" (or would it be "Gluttony?") and answer similarly to jepri's answer above and say:

      enough.

      But "Vanity" being what it is, I cannot resist the temptation to list all of my Perl books.  So, here's my list:

      Learning Perl (O'Reilly)
      Perl in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
      Perl Cookbook (O'Reilly)
      Programming Perl (O'Reilly)
      Programming the Perl DBI (O'Reilly)
      Perl (Black Book)
      mySQL and Perl for the Web (New Riders)
      Elements of Programming with Perl (Manning)

      God Bless Tim O'Reilly!

Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by sm3g (Hermit) on Dec 12, 2001 at 06:37 UTC
    I only own 2.
    The Llama (Learning Perl) - Because it's good
    Perl, CGI, and Javascript Complete from Sybex - Because it was cheap and has a pretty good index.
    I also have Perl in a Nutshell (The Camel Head? from O'Reilly and which I need to buy) and MySQL by Paul DuBois (which has a chapter on the Perl DBI API so it kind of counts) currently checked out from the library.
    The wish list could go on for pages though. (-:

    sm3g
    perl -e 's;;uoli;;$a=length;y;g-w;e-u;;;$a--;s;j;$a;;print"$_\n";'
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by belg4mit (Prior) on Dec 12, 2001 at 08:05 UTC
    I've gotten by with these so far
  • Programming Perl (2d ed.) - I reread this every now and then
  • Perl Cookbook - many good recipes and I always neglect to consult it
  • Perl 5 Desktop reference - the one I use the most
  • Perl 5 pocket reference - courtesy of NuSphere
  • --
    perl -p -e "s/(?:\w);([st])/'\$1/mg"

Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Biker (Priest) on Dec 12, 2001 at 13:22 UTC

    Well, what's 'a book'?

    A collection of pages containing text concerning a specific subject?

    If so, here goes (in the order I tend to consult them):

    1. The Camel
    2. The Cookbook
    3. The Monastery
    4. The Internet
    5. Advanced Perl programming
    6. The Llama


    "Livet är hårt" sa bonden.
    "Grymt" sa grisen...

Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by atcroft (Monsignor) on Dec 12, 2001 at 13:37 UTC

    Looks like about 21 or so.

    From O'Reilly,

    1. Advanced Perl Programming,
    2. CGI Programmming with Perl,
    3. Learning Perl,
    4. Learning Perl/Tk (?),
    5. Mastering Algorithms with Perl,
    6. Mastering Regular Expressions,
    7. Perl Cookbook,
    8. Perl in a Nutshell,
    9. Perl for System Administration,
    10. Perl 5 Pocket Reference,
    11. Perl/Tk Pocket Reference,
    12. Programming Perl,
    13. Programming the Perl DBI,
    14. Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C, plus
    15. Webmaster in a Nutshell.

    From other publishers,

    1. Building Business Web Sites,
    2. The CGI Book,
    3. Data Munging with Perl,
    4. Instant Web Scripts with CGI/Perl, and
    5. Object-Oriented Perl.

    I have also misplaced/lost (be it by moving, or losing touch with people) at least 1 or 2 books, including

    1. Perl by Example (which I think came out shortly before or about the same time 5.x was released).

    I may have others-those are the ones I can recall or have within easy reach at the moment.

    My many thanks to those authors, who set my foot upon the path of Perl, and taught me its sign posts.

    Thanks also to Jazz, who in Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?, proved I still have some to go before I am a full-blown Perl junkie (still just a mild but fun addiction yet).

(kudra: more than I've read) Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by kudra (Vicar) on Dec 12, 2001 at 22:14 UTC
    Looks like the last time this was asked, the norm was a bit lower.
    1. Perl 5 Pocket Reference
    2. Data Munging with Perl (*2)
    3. Official Guide to Programming with CGI.pm
    4. Learning Perl/Tk
    5. The Perl CD Bookshelf
    6. Perl in a Nutshell
    7. Perl Cookbook
    8. Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
    9. CGI Programming with Perl
    10. Perl for System Administration
    11. Mastering Algorithms with Perl
    12. Advanced Perl Programming
    13. Programming the Perl DBI
    14. Effective Perl Programming
    15. Programming Perl (3rd)
    16. Programming Perl (2nd)
    17. Programming Perl (1st)
    18. Object Oriented Perl
    (19 books, 14 distinct titles)

    The books from this list I've read cover to cover would be a much shorter list.

Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own? (12)
by grinder (Bishop) on Dec 13, 2001 at 03:18 UTC
    I have an even dozen, roughly sorted in order of usefulness. Note that the books at the bottom of the list are still useful, they just have a smaller domain. A lot of people rave about Effective Perl Programming, but I think it loses a few points on its index -- it's not very good. A number of times I wanted to re-read a particular passage, and I kept drawing a blank, so now it's been swapped out, until I have time to read it from cover to cover, this time annotating it in the margin.

    • The Perl Cookbook
    • Programming Perl (editions 1, 2 and 3)
    • Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
    • Network Programming in Perl
    • Mastering Algorithms in Perl
    • Advanced Perl Programming
    • Object-Oriented Programming in Perl
    • Perl for System Administration
    • Perl 5 Pocket Reference
    • Effective Perl Programming
    • Programming the Perl DBI
    • CGI Programming with Perl
    --
    g r i n d e r
    just another bofh

    print@_{sort keys %_},$/if%_=split//,'= & *a?b:e\f/h^h!j+n,o@o;r$s-t%t#u';
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by mpegman (Sexton) on Dec 13, 2001 at 07:17 UTC
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by hsmyers (Canon) on Dec 13, 2001 at 22:55 UTC
    It has been suggested that the only reason I program is to buy books.

    1. Active Perl: Developer's Guide. Martin C. Brown, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
    2. ActivePerl with ASP and ADO. Tobias Martinsson, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000.
    3. Advanced Perl Programming. Sriram Srinivasan, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
    4. Beginning Perl. Simon Cozens with Peter Wainwright, Acock's Green, Birmingham: Wrox Press Ltd, 2000.
    5. CGI/Perl Cookbook. Craig Patchett and Mattew Wright, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
    6. CGI Programming in C & Perl. Thomas Boutell, Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Developers Press, 1996.
    7. CGI Programming with Perl. Scott Guelich and Shishir Gundavaram and Gunther Birznieks, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly &am/li>Associates, 2000.
    8. Data Munging with Perl. David Cross, Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co., 2001.
    9. Debugging Perl. Martin C. Brown, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2001.
    10. Effective Perl Programming. Joseph N. Hall with Randal L. Schwartz, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 1998.
    11. Elements of Programming with Perl. Andrew L. Johnson, Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co., 2000.
    12. Essential Perl 5 for Web Professionals. Micah Brown and Chris Gellew and Dan Livingston, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1999.
    13. Instant Perl Modules. Doug Sparling and Frank Wiles, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2001.
    14. Learning Perl/TK. Nancy Walsh, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1999.
    15. Learning Perl. Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Christiansen, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
    16. Mastering Algorithms with Perl. Jon Orwant and Jarkko Hietaniemi and John Macdonald, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1999.
    17. Mastering Regular Expressions. Jeffrey E. F. Friedl, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
    18. MySQL and Perl for the Web. Paul DuBois, Indianapolis, IN: New Riders, 2002.
    19. Network Programmin with Perl. Lincoln Stein, Boston, MA: Addison Wesley, 2001.
    20. Object Oriented Perl. Damian Conway, Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co., 2000.
    21. Official Guide to Programming with CGI.pm. Lincoln Stein, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
    22. Pctive Perl 5.6: Pocket Reference. Adam Turoff, Vancouver, Canada: ActiveState Tool Corp., 2000.
    23. Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web. Elizabeth Castro, Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 1999.
    24. Perl: Annotated Archives. Martin C. Brown, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
    25. Perl: Black Book. Steven Holzner, Scottsdale, AZ: The Coriolis Group, LLC, 1999.
    26. Perl by Example. Ellie Quigley, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1995.
    27. Perl Cookbook. Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1998.
    28. Perl: Core Language. Steven Holzner, Scottsdale, AZ: Coriolis Technology Press, 1999.
    29. Perl: Developer's Dictionary. Clinton Pierce, Indianapolis, IN: SAMS, 2002.
    30. Perl Developer's Guide. Edwards S. Peschko and Michele DeWolfe, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2000.
    31. Perl for the Web. Chris Radcliff, Indianapolis, IN: New Riders, 2002.
    32. Perl for Web Site Management. John Callender, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 2002.
    33. Perl: How to Program. H. M. Deitel and others, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentise Hall, 2000.
    34. Perl: I Didn't Know You Could Do That…. Martin C. Brown, Alameda, CA: Sybex Inc., 2001.
    35. Perl in a Nutshell. Ellen Siever and others, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1999.
    36. Perl: Programmer's Reference. Martin C. Brown, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
    37. Perl: The Programmer's Companion. Nigel Chapman, Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1997.
    38. Perl/TK: Pocket Reference. Stephan Lidie, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1998.
    39. Perl 5 Complete. Edwards S. Peschko and Michele DeWolfe, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998.
    40. Perl 5: Interactive Course. Jon Orwant, Corte Madera, CA: Waite Group Press, 1996.
    41. Perl 5: Pocket Reference. John Vromans, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2000.
    42. Proceedings of the Perl Conference: 4.0. Jon Orwant, Editor, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2000.
    43. Professional Perl Programming. Peter Wainwright, Acock's Green, Birmingham: Wrox Press Ltd, 2000.
    44. Programming Perl. Larry Wall and Tom Christiansen and Randal L. Schwartz, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1996.
    45. Programming Web Graphics with Perl & GNU Software. Shawn P. Wallace, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1999.
    46. The Complete Reference: Perl. Martin C. Brown, Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
    47. Web Client Programming with Perl. Clinton Wong, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
    48. Windows NT, Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions. David Roth, Indianapolis, IN: Macmillian Technical Publishing, 1998.
    49. Writing CGI Applications with Perl. Kevin Meltzer and Brent Michalski, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2001.
    update: fixed typo...

    –hsm
      Wow, that does look like a substantial library eh? ;-)
      
      I think that I am a lucky owner of but a few books
      from your list.  Most of my knowledge about Perl comes
      from various on-line sources (news groups, sites, and numerous
      pods on any module).  For various CS topics (such as
      algorithms etc.) i have a few books here and there.
      Seems like all that it takes to hack hehe ;).
      
      1. Programming Perl.
      2. Perl in a Nutshell.
      3. Perl Cookbook.
      


      --
      print join(" ", map { sprintf "%#02x", $_ }unpack("C*",pack("L",0x1234 +5678)))
Re: How Many Perl Books Do You Own?
by Steve_p (Priest) on Feb 06, 2002 at 22:17 UTC
    • Learning Perl
    • Programming Perl
    • Perl in a Nutshell
    • Perl Cookbook
    • Programming the Perl DBI
    • Object Oriented Perl
    • CGI Programming in Perl
    • Mastering Regular Expressions

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