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The Perl CD Bookshelf

By O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
1st Edition July 1999
1-56592-462-2, Order Number: 4622
, $59.95 , Features CD-ROM

Capsule Review (a la splinky)

The most useful collection of perl books to date. 5 of 5

For reviews of The Perl Cookbook and Advanced Perl Programming, look at splinky's A Review of the Perl Cookbook and gryng's Advanced Perl Programming.

Who should be interested?

Full Review

The 6 books contained in this set are the ultimate references and learning materials available for Perl. These books are: Learning Perl, Learning Perl on Win32, Perl Cookbook, Advanced Perl Programming, Programming Perl,and Perl In a Nutshell.

This CD set comes with a hardcopy of Perl In a Nutshell, and online versions of the six books listed above. This set is ready to put on a webserver for your own personal reference library available from anywhere in the world. If you don't have a webserver or wish to use just the CD, the search function for this set allows you to find terms used throughout the compendium by just starting a Java applet and searching with the custom search page.

It is, without a doubt, the most useful tool I have at my disposal as a Perl programmer. I can read these books at my leisure, or search quickly and easily. By logging into the restricted area of my webserver, I can use all 6 books from anywhere in the world, whether at work, at home, on business trip, or on vacation. If you are lucky enough to have a constant connection to the internet, this book set will save you from having to lug all 6 books with you, and will save you money over the individual price.

To all of you who hold value, usefulness, and just plain coolness, get this set, put it on a webserver (don't forget to restrict access), and use it, use it, use it.

J. J. Horner
Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix