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Perl Resource Kit -- UNIX Edition Paperback – November 11, 1997
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Perl Resource Kit--Unix Edition is a first-rate collection of books and software from the Perl authorities at O'Reilly. This is the first "official" commercial distribution of Perl and includes a number of great references, as well as a startling new hybrid of Java and Perl.
The kit includes the two-volume set, Perl Module Reference, which explains the existing Perl modules--encapsulated packages of reusable code that will save time and trouble for the programmer. An invaluable reference, these volumes will appeal to those who work consistently with the language. In addition, the kit includes Programming with Perl Modules, another useful learning guide. An excellent tutorial on the use and creation of Perl modules, this book also serves as a practical introduction to object-oriented programming with Perl 5. The guide is an excellent companion to O'Reilly's Advanced Perl Programming.
The included CD-ROM contains a host of utilities and tools. It features a snapshot of the CPAN Perl module distribution as well as the installation program that allows administrators to install the most recent version of Perl modules from the Internet. The greatest appeal of Perl Resource Kit--Unix Edition is undoubtedly the Java-Perl Interface, documented in the Perl Utilities Guide. The Java-Perl Interface offers all of the features of Java that were previously unavailable to Perl programmers--byte-code distribution, the Abstract Window Toolkit, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), and a more structured way to handle events. In addition, by using Perl modules and the Java-Perl Interface, Perl programmers will need to write more structured programming, which should begin to ease the tensions between Perl programmers and their critics.
About the Author
Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she coauthored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.
Larry Wall originally created Perl while a programmer at Unisys. He now works full time guiding the future development of the language as a researcher and developer at O'Reilly Media, Inc.. Larry is known for his idiosyncratic and thought-provoking approach to programming, as well as for his groundbreaking contributions to the culture of free software programming. He is the principal author of the bestselling Programming Perl, known colloquially as "the Camel book."
Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, and co-author of Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks. He's also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work. These forums include galleries, performance space, and publications.
David Futato is a full-time freelance designer and the design mastermind behind the One-on-One series. Having worked in design and production in both publishing and advertising for the last fifteen years, he brings real-world experience to his projects-he's wrestled with nearly every kind of layout, file format, schedule, press issue, and client one can imagine. In addition to the One-on-One books, his credits include the interior book designs for the Animal and Digital Media series from O'Reilly Media. David holds a Bachelor of Science in writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nathan Patwardhan is an active Perl Monger and has extensive experience in system administration and application development for web based corporations. He is also the co-author of the first edition of Perl in a Nutshell and Programming with Perl Modules (distributed with the O'Reilly Perl Resource Kit).