July 16, 2007

Mastering Perl--New from O'Reilly: The Ultimate Resource for Creating Professional Programs with Perl

Sebastopol, CA--This is the third in O'Reilly's series of landmark Perl tutorials, which includes Learning Perl, the bestselling introduction to the basics of Perl syntax, and Intermediate Perl, the indispensable guide to creating re-usable Perl software. By conveying Perl's special models and programming idioms, Mastering Perl pulls it all together to help you bend Perl to your will.

This book isn't a collection of clever tricks, but a way of thinking about Perl programming so you can solve real-life problems of debugging, maintenance, and configuration that you encounter as a working programmer.

The book explains how to:

Mastering Perl starts you on your path to becoming the person with the answers or, failing that, the person who knows how to discover and troubleshoot the problem.

brian d foy, an instructor for Stonehenge Consulting Services, is the publisher of The Perl Review. He founded the nonprofit Perl Mongers, Inc., which helped form more than 200 Perl user groups across the globe. brian maintains the perlfaq portions of the core Perl documentation and several modules on CPAN. He's a frequent speaker at Perl conferences and a contributor to The O'Reilly Network, The Perl Journal, Dr. Dobbs, use.perl.org, and several Perl Usenet groups.

More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples

Mastering Perl
brian d foy
ISBN: 0-596-52724-1, $39.99 US
1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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