Perl Books

Nic Gibson nicg at
Mon Apr 30 12:05:00 BST 2007

On Apr 30, 2007, at 11:40, Spiros Denaxas wrote:

> On 4/30/07, Nic Gibson <nicg at> wrote:
>> Gentlemen
>> I seem to have managed to start teaching perl for Learning Tree.
>> Now, I'm looking at the stack of books I'm taking into the Intro to
>> Perl course and wondering if I should take any others. This is a
>> course that is ostensibly for people who know how to program but
>> don't know perl. Now, the last course I taught actually had 7 people
>> with extensive sysadmin experience but no programming background.
>> So, I'm wondering what other folks might consider essential perl
>> books. I've got this lot in the pile right now:
>>         Programming Perl
>>         Perl Cookbook
>>         Mastering Regular Expressions
>>         Perl Best Practices
>> and I throw in a mod_perl book as well.
>> The course covers up to (but not really including) object orientation
>> so I haven't bothered with anything really OO based. It also doesn't
>> cover DBI although I gave a DBI example last time because a student
>> asked.
>> Does anyone have any other book suggestions?
>> cheers
>> nic
> Morning,
> I really enjoyed reading Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook [1]
> regarding Perl QA by Ian and chromatic. its very concise and straight
> to the point. I would consider it a good move to show people the
> basics of testing and quality assurance, even at a very basic level.

Hmmm. That's on my 'you really must read this book' list now so I might
actually add that anyway.



> Spiros
> [1]

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