I'm a self-taught Perl programmer. For most of my *professional* career I've been either in website operations teams, or I've been a web designer that dabbled in Perl/PHP/Ruby/etc...
I'm now employed by a company that is mostly (90%) a perl shop. It's great -- and I'm surrounded by incredible Perl Ninjas. In discussing technical topics with them I have come to realize that indeed my experience or possibly lack of formal computer science training is limiting my potential as a programmer. (this is not to imply that schooling is the silver bullet or that self-taughts are beneath those with degrees. I'm not attempting to start a flame war.)
Specifically, I notice that co-workers with more experience and those with CS backgrounds approach problems from a different angle as I naturally would.
Now to make a long story short, are there books, or possibly online resources or even brain exercises (?) that you experienced Perl/Techie masters would recommend to help me develop the left-most parts of my gray matter?
I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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