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I think that the Camel book was initially really important to my Perl learning. And I still refer back to it frequently. It's hard to imagine mastering 100% of its content. Then looking for second sources I moved on to the POD's. The POD's have now become my primary source.

After that, I started buying books to cover topics where I saw an interest and / or felt inadequate. That led to (in no particular order) Advanced Perl Programming (the Panther book), the Alpaca book (Perl Objects and References), Programming the Perl DBI (I felt a need to get more proficient in how to handle databases within Perl)... the Owls book (Mastering Regular Expressions), the Mouse book (CGI Programming with Perl), and a few others along the way that I can't remember right now.

I really do think that learning how to maneuver my way through the POD was the biggest step in the right direction though.

I would suggest a brief introspection: where do you feel inadequate? Where do you feel an interest? the book that you see as taking you farther down that particular road. Once you're comfortable with the new topic, do it over again with some other topic.


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