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Re: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

by nite_man (Deacon)
on Jan 26, 2005 at 16:53 UTC ( #425273=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

I've started to study the book "Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs With Perl" and I've found it very useful and interesting for me. In my mind, that book can help Perl developers produce hight quality code.

Also, to improve your Perl knowledge you can study the best exemplars of Perl applications. Pesonally I was surprised when I customized RT2 (www.bestpractical.com) because it's one of the best examples of OO Perl development. An analysis of code of professionals is good way to improve yourself professional level.

Updated: It's very important to develop something useful for other people (CPAN modules, scripts etc) and share it with other developers. So, you will able to get practical skills and improve your Perl knowledge based on criticism and suggestions.

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Michael Stepanov aka nite_man

It's only my opinion and it doesn't have pretensions of absoluteness!


Comment on Re: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl
Re^2: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl
by xdg (Monsignor) on Jan 27, 2005 at 18:46 UTC

    I've got to second this one (in addition to ++). Effective Perl Programming is just packed with useful tips for perl fluency. If you want to write perl without a terrible foreign-computer-language accent, get this book and read it cover to cover. Then re-read it again after about six months of programming in Perl and you'll pick up even more.

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      Effective Perl Programming is just packed with useful tips for perl fluency

      Maybe. I like that book because I'm tired of read every time the same liric introduction in Perl. "Effective Perl Programming" is oriented on the experience Perl developers and accentuates on Perl specific features.

      Sure, there are many good Perl books which were named in that post. Personally, I pick out following Perl books:

      • Effective Perl Programming by Joseph N. Hall, Randal Schwartz;
      • Mastering Algorithms in Perl by John Macdonald, Jon Orwant, Jarkko Hietaniemi;
      • Object Oriented Perl by Damian Conway;
      • Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix;
      • Perl Medic : Transforming Legacy Code by Peter J. Scott;
      • Network Programming with Perl by Lincoln D. Stein.

      get this book and read it cover to cover. Then re-read it again after about six months of programming in Perl and you'll pick up even more.

      That's the true! Generally speaking it's a good practice to re-read masterpieces.

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      Michael Stepanov aka nite_man

      It's only my opinion and it doesn't have pretensions of absoluteness!

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