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"If you are looking for a book to teach you how to program Perl, this is definitely not what you need. Also, if you are cranking out quick Perl scripts to solve one-time tasks, it might not be worth the effort to read this book. However, if you are fairly comfortable with the language and are looking for ways to improve your code, this book would be a wonderful addition to your bookshelf." - James Mohr, Linux Magazine, November 2005
Standards and Styles for Developing Maintainable CodeSee all Editorial Reviews
I'm glad I read this book in advance, helps me see Perl from a different perspective even though I haven't started writing my own code yet... Read morePublished 3 months ago by efrankamo
The book has many good tips to write maintainable, readable code. Although the book is focused on Perl, many of the tips can be applied to many other languages (indenting, named... Read morePublished 11 months ago by A reader
Perl is frequently criticized for being messy, hard to read, and unmaintainable... a complaint which is not without merit. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joe P.
The author appears to know what he's talking about, but this is just really dry and doesn't explain well WHY these practices are 'best'. Read morePublished 18 months ago by dj circuits
If you want to really clean up your Perl coding, this is the book for you, Damian Conway really covers the language it's gotcha's and how to avoid them, loads of useful tipsPublished 19 months ago by grizzlysmit
Since first reading this book, we have slowly migrated our open source projects at work, with the great help of Perl::Critic, to find that we have silently improved the overall... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Deyan Ginev
Perl has received a lot of criticism about being a "write-only" language. Some of it is even deserved. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Digital Moonlight
good book, well written, and a "must-read" in my office at work for using the "best practices" in writing PerlPublished on July 5, 2013 by Bob Twain