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by tdevil76 (Beadle)
on Feb 26, 2007 at 19:21 UTC ( #602199=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
tdevil76 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello All, I am a relatively experienced PERL programmer, but it has recently been brought to my attention that I don't read much of anything to keep abreast of the latest and greatest in PERL programming. I am looking for suggestions for good magazines, preferably with a print edition(I read in bed). Thanks in advance! Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.

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Re: PERL related publications...
by philcrow (Priest) on Feb 26, 2007 at 19:23 UTC

      I don't know who runs that but I'll make my suggestion here (in case others agree). I am always curious about theperlreview but its lack of information about authors and the lack of semi recent free articles turns me off. So my question is: Does anyone here subscribe and is it a good resource? My suggestion: Provide more information about authors and a way to purchase a single issue online through paypal. I'd be more than happy to pay a dollar or two for the issues I think look interesting!.

      Now I'll go see if there is an email address I can make the same queries at.


      ___________
      Eric Hodges
        Well, I like it. I might wish it came out more than four times a year, but when it comes I read it within a day or two.

        The masthead says single print issues are $5. You can get a year (4 issues) on the web for $7 to see whether you want the print version.

        Phil

        The information you need to contact me is on our Contact page. I'd be happy to sell you a single issue if you like, but for only $2 more you can get a web only subscription and find out for yourself. I can't sell you a single issue for a dollar or two, though, because a single copy costs me a little over $4 to produce and mail.

        I also understand and appreciate your comments about free articles and author information. Free articles for the public aren't going to happen without someone paying for it. Typically that means some advertiser or sponsor. As most internet businesses now realize, that's not enough revenue to cover the costs. No one gets paid for any work on The Perl Review. It's not advertiser driven, so most of the revenue is subscriptions. Without subscriptions I can't make the magazine, and there won't be any articles, free or otherwise. I'm content to make the magazine while it pays its bills, but I'm not going to lose money on it. :)

        Besides that, there's only one of me. I have a long list of things I'd like to do with the website and I'm slowly working on them. Besides all the stuff that I normally do for the community, my last year was taken up writing Mastering Perl, so I was just getting the magazine out and letting the website just keep going. This next year looks better. However, I do give out the first page of each article for free, along with the table of contents. The next big thing for me is to translate everything to HTML so the subscribers can see it without the PDF. Part of that will be author pages that everyone can see.

        Some conferences and user groups get copies through various deals, so you might be ablel to pick up a gratis copy that way. :)

        --
        brian d foy <brian@stonehenge.com>
        Subscribe to The Perl Review
Re: PERL related publications...
by lin0 (Curate) on Feb 26, 2007 at 19:37 UTC
Re: PERL related publications...
by geekphilosopher (Friar) on Feb 26, 2007 at 21:49 UTC
    The Recent Uploads page of CPAN can provide some info as to what various Perl (not an acronym) hackers are up to.
      Practical Extraction and Reporting Language?
        No, "Perl" does not stand for "Practical Extraction and Reporting Language" (or anything else). Refer to the docs.
        That's apparently a jokey backronym, but it's quite apt so it has persisted, helped along by the fact that the name "Perl" looks like an acronym. The story AIUI is that the desired name 'Pearl' was already in use for another computer language, so the originator (Larry Wall) damaged the spelling in a way that would keep the pronounciation the same. This has caused it to turn into a sort of shibboleth which stupid people sometime use to bash perceived newbies, but what the hell. Try to ignore it.
            Practical Extraction and Reporting Language?

        Pretty Eclectic Rubbish Lister
        Pretty Excellent Realization Language
        or whatever else your imagination can come up with.

        But, really... as someone else has pointed out it really isn't an acronym for anything. Read the docs.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: PERL related publications...
by davebaker (Monk) on Feb 27, 2007 at 17:58 UTC
Re: PERL related publications...
by wazoox (Prior) on Mar 03, 2007 at 13:24 UTC

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