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Re: Recommendations for a self-taught Perl programmer

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Nov 16, 2006 at 18:22 UTC ( #584556=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Recommendations for a self-taught Perl programmer

I suggest two books. First, "Mastering Algorithms with Perl", and second, the first edition of "Advanced Perl Programming" by Sriram Srinivasan (not the second edition, which is a completely different book).

I also recommend that you learn Java. One reason is that many of the interesting books and articles about programming these days use Java for examples. Another is that Java has a lot of interesting OO design in it's core libraries, which will give you ideas you can use in perl.


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Re^2: Recommendations for a self-taught Perl programmer
by j3 (Friar) on Nov 16, 2006 at 20:34 UTC
    {snip} and second, the first edition of "Advanced Perl Programming" by Sriram Srinivasan (not the second edition, which is a completely different book).

    What are the diffs between the 1st and 2nd editions? Why choose the 1st edition over the 2nd?

        Whoops. Thanks perrin and GF. Should've searched first.
      The first edition is the book I read. It introduces generally interesting concepts like database mapping, code generation, the flywieght object pattern, etc. all in code examples. The second edition is a completely different book, which I haven't read.

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