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There's nothing wrong with being a beginner, or with asking basic questions. I've asked lots, and plan to continue doing so.

But lately we seem to have had some questions that, well, I'd expect people to be able to answer for themselves, with a little research.

So I thought I'd do a roundup of basic information sources. This is off the top of my head, so if other monks want to chip in with similar resources, then that would be peachy. ;)

  • We have a charming Tutorials section
  • Not to mention Categorized Questions and Answers
  • Super Search is your friend!
  • Every (mainstream) module has documentation, usually copious and clear. You can search.cpan.org to find it
  • perl.com has many useful resources.
  • groups.google.com has nearly 3 million articles about Perl.
  • O'Reilly and Manning (among others) publish useful Perl books (many of which have Reviews). If you're Learning Perl, you could do worse than buy Learning Perl.
  • Under Unix, type man perl and perldoc perldoc for access to a positive Library of information. (Windows equivalents, Windows-monks?)
  • Anyone programming in Perl really needs to own a copy of Programming Perl (known as the Camel Book).
Don't let this put anyone off from asking basic questions, please, or I won't feel entitled to ask them myself. ;) Just look in one or more of the above places, before you ask.

Cheers,
andy.

Update: turnstep's home node has loads of useful information about the monastery. (thanks arhuman).


In reply to For Beginners: Basic Information Resources (or, Where to Look Things Up) by andye

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