Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Wendy G.A. van Dijk at
Fri Sep 20 22:16:06 BST 2013

At 05:21 PM 9/18/2013, gvim wrote:
 >On 18/09/2013 16:10, Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
 >> Don't forget Ovid's "Beginning Perl",
 >  :-)
 >More generic Perl books. Exactly what we don't need.

I disagree.  It is exactly what we need.  Not you personally, 
probably, but certainly we as a Perl-community on a whole.

A generic Perl book that covers programming Perl in a modern way for 
people who can't yet program at all, and for people who don't know 
Perl but who want to.  I have sold 52 of them in just a couple of 
months and got some replies from my customers that they love the book 
and they thank me very much.  And no, selling books is not my 
business, it's just something I do on the side.  So 52 is quite a nice number.

And I agree with you that we very much need updates on the Perl 
Cookbook and Object Oriented Perl (and Data Munging and so many more 
books need an update).  And seeing that Perl 6 is getting stable and 
mature tells me that a good book "Learning Perl 6" and "Programming 
Perl 6" would be good sellers as well.

Kind regards,

Wendy van Dijk

...(I hope some publishers (especially O'Reilly and Manning) read this.)...

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