Media praise for Learning Perl
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"...you end up getting into the meat of Perl quickly. Couple that with a nice conversational approach to the writing, and you've got a book that will take you far...If you need to learn Perl and you want to get there quickly, Learning Perl is the way to go. It's stood the test of time by making it to the 4th edition, and there's a reason for that."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"Learning Perl is generally in the top three recommended books for new Perl programmers, next to Programming Perl ("The Camel Book"). Now in its fourth edition, Learning Perl returns with updates covering the stable 5.8 series of Perl. The changes are subtle, but the improvements make for a clearer and more readable book...The book is chock-full of useful information, and even experienced Perl coders would do well to at least leaf through the pages of this book for paradigms to help their coding. Absolute beginner programmers would likely find this text a little over their heads, but intermediate programmers will find Learning Perl a valuable resource in their road to proficiency with Perl."
"I will have to say this book was a very good introduction into Perl (I still use it from time to time as a reference). It has really helped me in getting the basic syntax of Perl down. I would totally recommend this book to anyone that is wanting to begin the journey into programming with Perl."
-- , Kansas City Perl Mongers
--Craig Maloney, Slashdot, July 2005
"Learning Perl is one of the best books for learning Perl. It's easy to read. All of the basic concepts are covered. Beginners will not learn poor programming habits or be bogged down by unnecessary items. One of the famous quotes from Larry Wall (the creator of Perl) about Perl is that its design goal is "to make easy tasks easy and difficult tasks possible." Learning Perl makes the simple task of learning Perl easy and the task of becoming a Perl programmer possible."
--Russell Dyer, Unix Review, August 2005
"The Perl programming language is everywhere in the Net; people write code in Perl who've never thought of using any other tool, and programmers with C++ chops still pick Perl to write those little utilities that help them tweak their C code. If you already know how to program in another language, and want to learn Perl, this is the book to learn it from."
--DrPat, PaperFrigate and Blogcritics, July 2005
"...if you are a programmer and you want to "understand" Perl, then this is a great place to start. The book is well organized, easy to follow and the content is well thought out. In my opinion, a thoroughly enjoyable tutorial from cover to cover...A double thumbs-up from me."
--Julie Smyth, Cyber Aspect, August 2005
"Learning Perl is an excellent book. Its not just informative, but entertaining as well. It left me with a great appreciation for the language and what it can do and definitely set the stage for a much deeper understanding."
--Jason "pikus" Hudson, The Perl Review, August 2005