Although your local bookstore might have dozens of titles on Perl, the following are some
of the more highly recommended of these. You might also look at the Camel Critiques
(Tom Christiansen; http://language.perl.com/critiques/index.html) for reviews of other
available Perl books.
. Advanced Perl Programming, by Sriram Srinivasan, O’Reilly & Associates
. Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days, Second Edition, by Laura Lemay, Sams Publishing
. Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours, Second Edition, by Clinton Pierce, Sams
. Learning Perl, Third Edition, by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, O’Reilly &
. Programming Perl, Third Edition, by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Jon Orwant,
O’Reilly & Associates
. Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs with Perl, by Joseph Hall, Addison-
Wesley Publishing Company
. CGI Programming with Perl, Second Edition, by Gunther Birznieks, Scott Guelich,
Shishir Gundavaram, O’Reilly & Associates
. Mastering Regular Expressions, by Jeffrey Friedl, O’Reilly & Associates
Check out the following on Usenet:
. comp.lang.perl.misc—Discusses various aspects of the Perl programming language.
Make sure that your questions are Perl specific, not generic CGI programming ques-
tions. The regulars tend to flame folks who don’t know the difference.
. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi—Discusses authoring of CGI programs, so
much of the discussion is Perl specific. Make sure that your questions are related to
CGI programming, not just Perl. The regulars are very particular about staying on
Check these sites on the World Wide Web:
. http://www.perl.com—Tom Christiansen maintains the Perl language home page.
This is the place to find all sorts of information about Perl, from its history and
culture to helpful tips. This is also the place to download the Perl interpreter for