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Think Perl 6 (new book)

by pvaldes (Chaplain)
on May 18, 2017 at 18:18 UTC ( #1190550=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
pvaldes has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

It seems that this O' Reilly book is in pre-printing phase and estimate release of the paper version is "May 2017". (The Ebook version was released in January) Have you taken a look to the book yet? Is worth it? Any critic or opinion welcomed.

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Re: Think Perl 6 (new book)
by stevieb (Abbot) on May 18, 2017 at 18:37 UTC

    I'm definitely in. I've toyed with perl6 a reasonable amount off and on, and I have nothing but respect for those who are currently in the book-writing process for the language. I will support each of them by purchasing their books as to help them financially for volunteering so much time to the development and teaching of the language.

    The authors of the books about to be published (there are four at my last count) have done a great service to the perl5 community, as well as the perl6 community. Each has their own writing style (as does everyone actually), so it'll be interesting to grab them all and get a feel for each author's style.

    I have no opinion or recommendation as of yet of course (as I don't have any of the books), but I'll definitely write up a blog post as I work through each one.

      Thank you very much, stevieb, for your comment.

      I can only confirm that writing this book was a lot of hard work almost every evening and every weekend during more than one year.

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Re: Think Perl 6 (new book)
by Laurent_R (Canon) on May 19, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
    Hi,

    As the author of this book, I can confirm that the book was sent to the printer two weeks ago; so my guess is that the printing phase should be completed by now, even though I did not get yet confirmation of that from O'Reilly.

    The e-version now available on O'Reilly's site is the "final" version.

    BTW, I started a thread on this book 3.5 months ago: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=1180698.

    And I believe that my record on this site (and on a number of others) shows that I am also very active in the Perl 5 community.

    Many thanks to stevieb and other monks who appreciate and support this kind of hard work (many hours almost every evening and every week-end for more than a year).

    (And, of course, I am not in a position to give an opinion on this book.)

Re: Think Perl 6 (new book)
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on May 19, 2017 at 14:41 UTC

    Well, I just have a few extra bucks to burn; and was thinking that is time to improve my Perl bibliography with some enlightening lectures. If Perl6 can do the same in less characters and with less pitfalls (I tend to happily fall in each hole, plunk) it has all my attention.

    I'll appreciate your experience about some must-have Perl books that changed your point of view of the language. My main focus is applications for scientific word. I'm not so much interested in creating webpages or so. Just want to mega-boost my skills, faster, and the more simpler and straight way, the better.

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