brian d foy is a prolific Perl trainer and writer, and runs The Perl Review to help people use and understand Perl through educational, consulting, code review, and more. He's a frequent speaker at Perl conferences. He's the co-author of Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl and the author of Mastering Perl. He was been an instructor and author for Stonehenge Consulting Services from 1998 to 2009, a Perl user since he was a physics graduate student, and a die-hard Mac user since he first owned a computer. He founded the first Perl user group, the New York Perl Mongers, as well as the Perl advocacy nonprofit Perl Mongers, Inc., which helped form more than 200 Perl user groups across the globe. He maintains the perlfaq portions of the core Perl documentation, several modules on CPAN, and some stand-alone scripts.
Really useful/ I'd recommend this to any Perl programmer, Perl is my favorite scripting language, and this book really helped me in my Perl coding.
MASTERING PERL is third in O'Reilly's series of Perl tutorials and is a top pick for collections strong in computer programming in general and Perl in particular.
I feel that any book which builds on your programming skills and you can get something new from is worth the time and effort to read and learn from.
Really useful/ I'd recommend this to any Perl programmer, Perl is my favorite scripting language, and this book really helped me in my Perl coding.Published 5 months ago by grizzlysmit
the book did NOT give enough information to even make me a beginning Perl programmer. There were no good examples of a ready to run program that was usuable.Published 9 months ago by Clyde Chiever
This book lays into several of the loftier aspects of Perl that
I had only recently started to try to put to use.
I purchased the Digital version so that I can read the book, work out the examples and invent my own perl projects, using this book and the other Perl Books from O'Reilly. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Boone
If you have practice some with perl, this book will help you to get more advanced perl features and tell you how to write good programs in perl. Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by i5513
It was in much better condition that I thought. Never know what to expect, but hey it's worth a chance for a great price. Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Mark T. Bollenbeck
This book is not essential, if you already have several years of experience with Perl, if you know who are Damian Conway, Randal Schwartz and Abigail, and if you know the meaning... Read morePublished on January 31, 2008 by Amir Aharoni
This should not be called "Mastering Perl" but rather, "A Bunch Of Perl Stuff We Didn't Know What To Do With So We Put Them In This Book. Read morePublished on January 1, 2008 by Amazon Customer
'Mastering Perl' is another gem in the line of O'Reilly Perl books that hav continued to set the standard for over a decade now. Read morePublished on December 20, 2007 by Dan McKinnon