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Re^2: (Perl) Programming Books like the Camel Book

by dsheroh (Prior)
on Jul 31, 2007 at 05:23 UTC ( #629738=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (Perl) Programming Books like the Camel Book
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Somehow, the Perl Black Book became my most used and indispensable dead-tree reference. I barely remember, but I think it's what I used to learn Perl. I've since outgrown needing it, but it's worn, coffee-stained pages are still within reach at all times.

Whew! I was starting to worry that I might be the only one... I don't use my copy much any more either, but I still find it to be a decent reference when I've either been up too long or away from Perl for too long and can't remember the details of how to do something.

My most-referenced book lately has been a decade-old copy of HTML: The Definitive Guide. I have a long history of sticking to <ul>s and <table>s for all my web formatting needs, but I've recently started doing more stuff where that's not sufficient.

Underneath that in the pile are Perl in a Nutshell, Perl Cookbook, Programming Perl, and the aforementioned Perl Black Book.

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[erix]: Utrecht has a beautiful old center, and less mass-tourism than Amsterdam
[erix]: next time, drop by :)
[LanX]: religion is also the reason how the house of Hanover aquire the English throne, all other candidates on succession where catholics...
[erix]: Henry VIII has a lot to answer for :P
[LanX]: erix sure next time you miss a conference nearby we drop by ...
[LanX]: did you even go to the Dutch Perl Workshop in Utrecht?
[erix]: haha ok. I'm going to Glasgow though, and make a long road trip round the isles
[erix]: [Lanx} not the last time but the one before (there have been two)
[LanX]: when did you move to Utrecht, you used to live in a windmill on a dyke walking around in wooden shoes. ..

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