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by targetsmart (Curate)
on Jun 12, 2008 at 14:37 UTC ( #691662=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I have been searching to find a very good collection of perl books, by the way I have found the below set which will be very useful for perl lovers, if I am missing some books, please let me know about it. I have just collected it, by looking each one of them in, read the reviews, table of contents.
S.No. Book Author 1 Learning Perl Randal L. Schwartz 2 Intermediate Perl Randal L. Schwartz 3 Mastering Perl brian d foy 4 Object Oriented Perl: A Comprehensive Guide to Concepts and Prog +ramming Techniques Damian Conway 5 Programming the Perl DBI Tim Bunce 6 Programming Perl Larry Wall 7 Learning Perl Objects, References, and Modules Randal L. Schw +artz 8 Programming Web Services with Perl Randy J. Ray, Pavel Kulchen +ko 9 Perl Cookbook 10 Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs with Perl + Randal Schwartz, Joseph N. Hall 11 Perl Hacks: Tips & Tools for Programming, Debugging, and Surviv +ing chromatic, Damian Conway, Curtis "Ovid" Poe 12 Higher-Order Perl Mark Jason Dominus 13 Perl Best practices Damian ConwayExtending and 14 Emb +edding Perl Tim Jenness, Simon Cozens 15 Network Programming with Perl Lincoln D. Stein 16 Perl Medic Peter J. Scott 17 Perl Testing Ian Langworth, Chromatic 18 Mastering Algorithms with perl Jon Orwant, Jarkko Hietaniemi,a +nd John Macdonald 19 Practical mod_perl Stas Bekman, Eric Cholet 20 Teach Yourself CGI Programming With Perl in a Week Eric Herrma +nn

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Re: Perl books
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Jun 12, 2008 at 21:15 UTC
Re: Perl books
by amarquis (Curate) on Jun 12, 2008 at 14:59 UTC

    You might also be interested in the Reviews section here at Perlmonks, which has good coverage of the Perl book world.

Re: Perl books
by Herkum (Parson) on Jun 12, 2008 at 18:21 UTC

    Suggestions, no particular order

    1. Mastering Algorithms w/Perl- John Orwant, Jarkko Hietaniemi, John Mcdonald
    2. Perl Best Practices- Damian Conway
    3. Perl Testing- Ian Langworth, Chromatic
Re: Perl books
by ww (Archbishop) on Jun 12, 2008 at 23:43 UTC
    Mastering Regular Expressions, Jeffrey E. F. Friedl, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00289-0
Re: Perl books
by Joost (Canon) on Jun 12, 2008 at 23:54 UTC
Re: Perl books
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jun 13, 2008 at 02:49 UTC
    I'd add Peter Scott's 'Perl Medic' and 'Perl Debugging' to the list along with 'Pro Perl Debugging' by Foley and Lester. Finally I'd throw in a copy of 'Perl in a Nutshell (Siever, Spainhour, and Patwardhan) to tie everything together.

    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


Re: Perl books
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jun 13, 2008 at 05:59 UTC
    5 - Programming the Perl DBI - Tim Bunce
    A nice book indeed but it needs a major overhaul to bring it in line with the present version of DBI. It dates back to 2000!


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: Perl books
by regexes (Hermit) on Jun 13, 2008 at 07:19 UTC

    It's not only Perl but the emphasis is on Perl.

    Mastering Regular Expressions - Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
    ISBN 10: 1-56592-257-3 | ISBN 13: 9781565922570


    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
    -- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the USA.
Re: Perl books
by starbolin (Hermit) on Jun 14, 2008 at 16:10 UTC

    Not for everybody and not even a perl book but a great book for 'thinking' about programming. "Design Patterns" - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides. Addison Wesley ISBN 978-0-201-63361-2

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