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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?

      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.
        Whoops. Thanks perrin and GF. Should've searched first.

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