"Has anyone benefitted from using this web site?"
Yes, me - definitely.
I'm here since 11/2/12, so i'm still a newbie at the monastery but i'm not new to perl. Please see karlgoethebier for details.
I think there are some approved methods for learning anything:
The monastery matches each of these items. You have tutorials, you can read other peoples code and ask and discuss about it.
This is the way i do it:
At work, after reading my mails a.s.o, i take a short look at the monastery.
I trie to understand some of the new questions/answers. Fast at first, i think this a very good exercise.
If i have some time leftover, i take a deeper look at the issues, perhaps after work.
If i know any solution, i share it.
Sometimes i ask a question. This is always enlightening to me, no matter how awkward or cool my questions are.
So i'm getting better, day by day - in little steps. Quite simple.
And that's why this site is great.
Update: I forgot to mention that i'm having fun at the monastery...
Best regards, Karl
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