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Re^4: Unwritten Perl Books

by stvn (Monsignor)
on Jul 13, 2004 at 13:59 UTC ( #373996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Unwritten Perl Books
in thread Unwritten Perl Books

There's more to large-scale programming than just the smart management of modules and packages.

I agree, and it seems to be to be a hard thing to find good books on. When I was looking around about a year ago, all I was able to find was a lot of research papers online.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Alpaca book for the areas it covers, but it wouldn't be the only source to use in this particular case.

I am not familiar with the "Alpaca" book, can you elaborate? And any other suggestions you have would be most appreciated. They don't need to be specifically about perl either, I know several other langauges as well, and I am also interested in theory/best-practices/concepts/etc.

-stvn

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Re^5: Unwritten Perl Books
by davorg (Chancellor) on Jul 13, 2004 at 14:09 UTC
Re^5: Unwritten Perl Books
by rjray (Chaplain) on Jul 14, 2004 at 00:35 UTC
    I am not familiar with the "Alpaca" book, can you elaborate? And any other suggestions you have would be most appreciated.

    One of the better ones I've read is Large-Scale C++ Software Design, which was recommended by a presenter at one of the OSCONs. His paper was on large-scale software dev in Perl, as well. The book is C++ slanted, but focuses more on concepts than code, making is more generally useful.

    --rjray

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