Item Description: Programming book

Review Synopsis:

I'm not a programmer, but an EE. However I found Perl to be very useful to me in cutting down mechanical chores. I tried the Camel book, but being new to UNIX and to Perl, I couldn't understand the explanations, which were refrenced to something quiet obvious (not to me). I bought the Black Book, and found it to be very complete and easy to understand. The system guys in the company where I work, said that it contains more information on Perl than any other book they've seen. Including the camel book (yeah I know, it's blasphemy).As Kelly Bundy used to say: Ina butt shell, excellent buy and a rival to the Camel book, and in some issues, tops it.