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RE: On the matter of Books

by ivory (Pilgrim)
on Aug 17, 2000 at 10:32 UTC ( #28273=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On the matter of Books

I know that a lot of people swear by the O'Reilly books, and I like them too, but I also really liked "Elements of Programming with Perl". It's really easy to read, and there are exercises for each chapter.


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RE: RE: On the matter of Books
by tenatious (Beadle) on Aug 20, 2000 at 03:03 UTC

    It's a really good book. It teaches programming using Perl as its language of choice. The drawback is that once you get through it, it's not much of a reference. It is most certainly geared for the beginner programmer, although, I have to admit, it has some nuggets in there for an old miner, too. I think of all the books I've bought on Perl (And I think I should own a bit of O'reilly) So far the book I've enjoyed the most has been Object Oriented Perl. It's not really a beginner's book though. The Programming Perl Book is more of a reference manual than a tutorial. For an introduction to the language, Elements of Programming is probably the best of the beginners books I've looked at. (I won't look at the dummies books. I find their titles insulting... absolutely a marketing ploy).

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