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Re: Re: userinfo on NT

by RayRay459 (Pilgrim)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 01:31 UTC ( [id://96198]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Question... I am new to perl(about a month or so) and i have finished the Learning Perl for Win32...where else, in your opinion, should i go to further my learning for perl in retrospect to being able to apply it on my NT/2k machines. I bought "Windows NT - Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions" and it is a little more advanced in programming. Maybe i guess...i am looking for...something that will keep going in progression...kinda like how the Learning Perl book does...learn a little something new and test my knowledge on it with everything that i previously learned as well. I am able to apply scripts that i find or other people provide for me as examples by tweeking them, but i probably would not be able to get there by myself. Does that make sense? This may be a lot of jarble..but since you do program for NT/2k environment, i figured you would be a good person to ask. Any advice would be much appreciated. As i am always open to listen. thnx ~Ray~

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Re: (3) userinfo on NT (Win32 Perl Scripting by Dave Roth)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 13, 2001 at 02:11 UTC
    I'm not a Win32 SysAdmin, but a cow-orker who is bought the following book.   He says it helps a lot in his initial efforts at Perl.
        striving toward Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")

    Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrators Handbook
    ISBN: 1578702151
    Author: Dave Roth
    Publisher: New Riders

Re: Re: Re: userinfo on NT
by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain) on Jul 13, 2001 at 15:41 UTC

    I understand exactly what you are saying, You wish to continue from Perl 101 to 102, and 110, and then 210, etc. Unfortunately, there aren't many win32 books out there, and I haven't read one of them (I probably should!). I actually learn by taking on projects that are much bigger than my knowledge base, and asking a lot of questions here at PM

    Honestly, my code consists of 90% plain old Perl, and 10% lines dealing with win32. When I want to expand my Perl horizons, I don't look to win32; I look to Perl. Better looping or learning internal variables (I recently learned about $.) and such have helped much more than knowing exactly when to use GetUser vs. GetUserAttributes. If I know what I'm generally looking for, I can find the specifics in the docs.

    But, I find that books are a hard to recommend, as we all have different styles of learning. I learned Perl from the SAMS Teach Yourself Perl in 21 days, which worked incredibly well for me. If I went by the reviews on this book, I would never have bought it. I would have spit on it and set it on fire. If I went by the reviews, I should've bought the camel book, which was not visually broken down for skimming, and didn't fit my learning style. All I can say is: grab a cup of joe, head to the bookstore, give them all a good read, and then buy them online.

    Although, Merlyn wrote a win32 book that I have been meaning to pick up...

    I wish I could be more helpful...


      Thanks for your help. And thank God for Perl Monks. i will focus on Perl itself then and kinda go from there. Cheers ~Ray~

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