May 22, 2009, 7:56 AM
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Another forum member sent me a private message:
Best way to learn Perl/DBI
i a need some advice from you. i am beginner in perl. most of the my work is releated to oralce and perl only. how can i improve my skill in perl scripting.I thought I'd throw this one out to the forum so others could chime in:
My Perl Bookshelf:
"Programming Perl", Larry Wall, et. al., O'Rielly -- This is the standard Perl reference.
"Perl Cookbook", Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington, O'Rielly -- An incredibly helpful book for beginning and intermediate Perl programmers. The "recipies" in this cookbook have saved me weeks of research and experimentation over the years.
"Effective Perl Programming", Joseph Hall and Randal Schwartz, Addison Westley -- This book is for intermediate Perl programmers or experienced programmers who are new to Perl. It provides intelligent guidance towards writing better, more "idiomatic" Perl.
"Object-oriented Perl", by Damian Conway, Manning -- This, now somewhat dated, book is still the classic Perl OO reference.
Aside from this short list of books, you need to learn to love perldoc. I learned Perl database programming by studying the perldocs for DBI and DBIx::Class.
And, last but not least, Google and the forums are your friends.
O'Rielly also publishes "Programming the Perl DBI". I haven't read it. Has anyone else found it useful?
(This post was edited by 1arryb on May 22, 2009, 10:03 AM)