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Please let me know what I should learn in Perl, besides the fundamentals in Learning Perl and Perl Cookbook.

To make some bullet-points about "what to learn" I would start with this list:

It would also be worth familiarizing yourself with what are known as "Design Patterns" since knowing them will help you articulate (in code) what you are trying to accomplish.

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by Joost (Canon) on Sep 30, 2009 at 21:21 UTC
    Agreed with most of this list. Two remarks:

    I don't think perl's threading is all that interesting (except when interfacing with threaded C/C++ code).

    Multi-process (forking/IPC) code is more useful just because it's more general (and also easier to translate into multi-machine/networked code), and because of that I'd recommend POE as a good framework to lean since it really makes IPC, networking and event programming a lot easier.