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Greenhorn looking for direction

 



WebWicked
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Aug 10, 2000, 7:35 AM

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Hello! I must start by saying that the Perl Archive is a tremendous site! I need some help though. I've just become interesting in learning to program in Perl but am having a really hard time picked out a good book and some good software to get me started. I am hoping that there may be someone here that can suggest a few good resources for a person to get started with?

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dws
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Aug 9, 2000, 10:19 PM

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Thanks for pointing out the distinction. I did mean the "Camel" book, which is the book I learned from (in its first edition). Even with the other (good) books available, the Camel book is an essential reference.


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dws
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Aug 10, 2000, 9:22 AM

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I got a lot of mileage out of studying Randal Schwartz's Web Techniques columns. He picks a problem, solves it, and provides a walkthrough of his solution.
http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/WebTechniques/

The "Camel book" (see the link above) is an essential reference. I kept a copy within reach when I was learning Perl, and still refer to it now and then.




Jasmine
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Aug 10, 2000, 9:47 AM

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dws: Just a zoological refinement...

Randal's book, "Learning Perl" is the "Llama" book -- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperl2/

The "Camel" book is "Programming Perl, 3rd Edition", by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant -- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pperl3/

"Learning Perl on Win32 Systems", the "Gecko" book, by Randal Schwartz, Erik Olson and Tom Christiansen is also a great idea if you program primarily on Windoze. Of course, if you program in Windows, ActivePerl is a must (http://www.activestate.com/ActivePerl ). ActivePerl is Perl for Windows -- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperlwin



WebWicked
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Aug 10, 2000, 2:06 PM

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Thanks a bunch! I did borrow, 'Perl 5 For Dummies' from the library and must admit that I did learn a bit from what I read before I had to take it back. That was the problem though, having to take it back! I need something I can keep.

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