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Learning Perl, popularly known as "the Llama," is the book most programmers rely on to get started with Perl. The bestselling Perl tutorial since it was first published in 1993, this new fifth edition covers recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.10. Reflecting years of classroom testing and experience, this edition is packed with exercises that let you practice the concepts while you follow the text.


On Jan 12 Edward Heze wrote: Great book
This book is the best start for Learning Perl, but only if you feel comfortable with other aspects of computing, such as HTML, FTP, and so on. To be of real value to the reader, they should already have some type of access to Perl (this is fairly easy if they have Linux installed). The book progresses in a logical manner. If the reader is exclusively a Windows user, they would probably be much better off with `Learning Perl on Win32'. Either book is a must for any serious Perl programming. If the reader is a complete novice, the best choice is `Perl for Dummies'. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jun 13 Dale Betts wrote: Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz - O'Reilly Review
As part of the O'Reilly Review Program I have been reading "Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz". First of all I must say that I have no previous Perl, or in fact, any scripting knowledge whatsoever. So obviously it would be wise to pick up this language whilst reviewing the book.… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 7 Wayne Werner wrote: Book Review - Learning Perl
Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy is an entertaining and well-written book that will take you from knowing at least a little bit about programming, to knowing a lot about Perl.Learning Perl starts off with a basic introduction to Perl, with basic data types, subroutines,… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 6 David Karapetyan wrote: "Learning Perl" book review
I'm not sure there is anything I can say that hasn't already been said. The book has been around for a long time so it has definitely stood the test of time. I don't think O'Reilly would continue publishing newer editions just to keep up with the language if… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 5 Chris Woollard wrote: Review: Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy
In summary buy this book if you want to learn Perl. Simply put, this is the best book I have ever found to teach you Perl. I first read a version of this book in 1999. It was a good book then, that has matured and gotten even better over… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 4 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: good, but elementary book
Learning Perl is a typical elementary book. You can find there everything, beginner needs. You will be guided through the basics of Perl, elementary data types, structures and conditional loops. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Dec 27 Abirami Sivaramakrishnan wrote: Learning Pearl by Randal L.Schwartz, Tom Phoenix and Brian d foy
Learning Perl is a fantastic book for beginners. It covers the fundamentals of Perl and quickly takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This book in its 5th edition now, has been updated for Perl 5.10 version. This edition is co-authored by 3 people - Randhal L.Schwartz, Tom Phoenix… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Dec 24 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy
Learning Perl is one of the rare books in computing that nearly everyone agrees is great. It takes you through the process of learning the Perl programming language with example code and exercises. Any time that someone says that they plan to learn Perl, it’s pretty much just assumed that… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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