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New Edition Of O'Reilly's Perl CD Bookshelf Released

May 29, 2001

Sebastopol, CA--You've got five essential Perl books and you're about to hit the road. Which do you take with you? Fortunately this is a choice Perl programmers haven't needed to make since O'Reilly released the first Perl CD Bookshelf in 1999. Now, with the just-released Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0, Perl programmers have an up-to-date, exhaustive Perl reference library that's completely portable, so being without a favorite Perl reference is not a situation they're likely to face.

Perl programmers increasingly rely on the Web, online help, and online information sources for solutions to complex problems. The second edition of O'Reilly's Perl CD Bookshelf provides convenient online access to updates of favorite Perl books on a single CD. This essential library features a master index for all five bestselling Perl books--with text extensively hyperlinked--and a powerful search engine, so sought-after information can be quickly located. Packaged with a hard copy of Perl in a Nutshell, the entire library takes up less than two inches of bookshelf space, but programmers on the move can just grab the CD and go.

Formatted in HTML, The Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0 can be read by any browser. The CD-ROM contains the complete, unabridged versions of:

The five books, when purchased separately, would retail for $189.75, but The Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0 retails for only $79.95.

What the readers and critics said about the first edition:

"This CD is a very handy collection of a number of well-known O'Reilly Perl books. If you work on Perl-related stuff on various sites, a CD with the content of 6 books is much easier on your back to carry around with you. If you're a programmer who works on different client sites, this is great replacement for a stack of good Perl books. For a reasonable price, you get a truckload of information on a handy portable medium."
--Arjen Laarhoven, slashdot.org, Dec 1999

"...an excellent set of resources within a small package...an outstanding compendium of techniques, procedures, facts, and basics for any level of Perl programmer...This is an extraordinary collection. If you use Perl, you need The Perl CD Bookshelf."
--Elizabeth Zinkann, SYS ADMIN, Nov 1999

"I really had doubts about whether this publication would be of any use. Those doubts disappeared when I saw the product and realized that the search features could save oodles of time. I also plan to make judicious use of browser bookmarks so I can remember the common places in books that I need to access frequently...The prospect of being able to emit complex CD searches in addition to a well-constructed handbook makes it worthwhile."
--Peter Collinson, EXE, November 1999

Online Resources:

The Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0
By O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
2nd Edition, May 2001
ISBN 0-596-00164-9, 672 pages, $79.95 (US)

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