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My original post was several paragraphs long. It appears to have been chomped. Published by Que in 1997, 384 pages long with CD-ROM
The book itself is divided into 16 chapters, all of which are simple, easy to understand, and concise and clear.
The book is used in several college courses that I know of. The code is exactly how Perl is meant to be. I can not compare it to other books that I do not have. I believe that is the purpose of the review list, so that you can make the comparisons yourself. I do not care if you buy it or not, unless you buy it from a site that gives the Monks a kickback. If you even looked at my first post you would have seen the authors' names and would know if it was a he or a she. Does he donate to charities!? Are you for real? How am I supposed to know what the author does with his money? And what business is it of yours? Or mine for that matter. I must admit it seems strange to be rebuked by someone who does not even post as a member. This book will get readers quickly on the road to developing robust real-world applications. Various cutting-edge applications are presented. The book addresses the what, why and how behind each application in a very direct fashion so that programmers can begin producing applications immediately.
The book includes object-oriented programming in Perl, advanced CGI applications, security issues, databases, online forms, search engines, shopping carts, MIME documents and other topics. The book also references and makes use of CPAN.
It is not for clueless newbies. The CD-ROM contains sample scripts and modulas from the book, the entire Comprehensive Perl Archive Network archive, and pre-compiled ports of Perl for various platforms. The book is targeted at intermediate to advanced internet programmers.
For those wondering about the author....Bill Middleton works as a computer scientist for Adobe Systems in San Jose, California. His primary duties include automated testing for Adobe products, for which he uses Perl extensively. He also has the privilege of working with some of the original movers and shakers of the computer era at Adobe. Prior to working at Adobe, he worked for Motorola as a UNIX systems administrator. In early 1991, Bill cofounded an Internet service provider in Dallas, Texas, one of the very first ISPs in the country, called Metronet. He holds a B.S. in math/stats, with a minor in Computer Science.
(ps. If this is not enough info I can measure my copy to provide you with the dimensions).
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