When it comes to programming, both the learning and developing process are time and effort consuming matters and Perl is no exception to the rule. Achieving today’s well-established and maintained Perl programming language implied countless hours of working and testing that would eventually lead to an immensely powerful scripting language.
On the other hand, sharpening knowledge, improving skills and developing your own style of coding requires overcoming a great deal of milestones throughout which learning is key. And what better way than the old fashion way?
Yes, tech masters, today we will be entering the fascinating world of books. Don’t worry, we’ll be holding your hand along the way, sharing a few guidelines on the Perl programmers ”must-read” list.
Beginning Perl – by Simon Cozens and Peter Wainwright
The book was written with the newbie in mind and covers ground from the very basics of Perl programming towards developing applications written in elegant and maintainable code. The journey you’ll embark on when reading this incredibly useful documentation will take you from installation, through making use of valuable Perl resources and core programming principles onto the application development fairyland. Surely, those among you who are already familiar with coding, will find their path towards the Perl programming treasure dragon-free, but paved with great rewards.
Modern Perl – by chromatic
With Modern Perl, you will take productivity to the next level by unlocking the full power of Perl. Learn everything about time-saving features, Perl philosophy and how the language can work in order to help you get things done faster, better and a hell of a lot more fun.
Impatient Perl – by Greg London
You eat code for breakfast, but you’re not familiar with the Perl dishes just yet? You probably have little time on your hands but you are in great need of all the great features Perl has to offer. That sounds rather fidgety, but don’t worry, Impatient Perl is exactly what the doctor ordered.
The book is designed as a handy document for those of you that are willing to learn, but not so eager about the great time expenditures involved in the process.
Extreme Perl – by Robert Nagler
This is the story of a rather unusual encounter of Extreme Programming (XP) and a dynamic programming language such as Perl, meant to enable an effective communication with the user, helping him throughout the process of writting robust and maintainable code for complex applications and systems.
Picking up Perl – by Bradley M. Kuhn and Neil Smyth
The main reason behind the creation of this particular piece of Perl documentation is providing a freely distributable tutorial in writing, that the community of programmers can access and share with eachother at ease. While those less experienced might find the book a bit challenging, programmers that are already familiar with the Perl language should be able to go through it easy peasy.
The information covered in the books listed above is designed as an initiation to the world of Perl programming. Further more, achieving excelence in Perl programming takes a whole lot more scrounging for available documentation and putting it to good use.