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For years, experienced programmers have relied onEffective Perl Programmingto discover better ways to solve problems with Perl. Now, in this long-awaited second edition, three renowned Perl programmers bring together today's best idioms, techniques, and examples: everything you need to write more powerful, fluent, expressive, and succinct code with Perl.
Nearly twice the size of the first edition,Effective Perl Programming, Second Edition,offers everything from rules of thumb to avoid common pitfalls to the latest wisdom for using Perl modules. You won't just learn the right ways to use Perl: You'll learn why these approaches work so well.
New coverage in this edition includes
You'll learn how to work with strings, numbers, lists, arrays, strictures, namespaces, regular expressions, subroutines, references, distributions, inline code, warnings, Perl::Tidy, data munging, Perl one-liners, and a whole lot more. Every technique is organized in the same Items format that helped make the first edition so convenient and popular.
I have to admit that I am not a Perl aficionado. While there are things about the language that don't appeal to me (this is true of any language), the truth is that I don't really... Read morePublished 8 months ago by KW Post
Nice concise examples and explanations. Easy to use as a reference, but the writing is such that it can be read from cover to cover as well.Published 10 months ago by atucker
As a novice-to-intermediate learner of Perl, this is the first Perl book I've wanted to read cover-to-cover. Chapter 1 was glorious and chapter 2 is looking good. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eirik Birkeland
This review is about the Kindle version exclusively. All Perl code was converted to low res images that you can't zoom. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Zarabozo
From every chapter I take minimum 10 tips and tricks.
Each bad style has fail example in this book.
Thank you, guys, for this book!
Prior to purchasing this book, I was using the same old stale patterns and packages with Perl. This book gets the creative juices flowing, providing a look at fresh innovations in... Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Eric J. Palm
I don't think this book is very useful for a beginner to perl programming as I think some of the details in how the language work are not as thoroughly covered in other books like... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by drmrgd
I had the first version of Effective Perl Programming. This new edition reflects the significant changes in Perl since then. It is much more up to date. This is welcome. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Stephanie Sullivan