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Top 10 Perl Resources

Post icon  Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when learning a new language and Perl is no exception. It would be great if we could compile a list of useful resources to help guide others down the road towards becoming savvy Perl coders. Books and websites are equally valid here, but let's refrain for simply suggesting someone "Google it", because that's about as useful as telling someone to "just go to the bookstore". Let's be more specific :)
Also, let's add a sentence or two explaining why we think the resource is useful.

To make your addition, please reply to this topic and I will add your suggestion to this first post.

Thanks!

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Top 10 Perl Resource List
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  • Sam's Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours
    • This book is very useful for getting a quick overview of the language in order to start being productive with it relatively soon. It has clear explanations and good examples and tries to keep things as simple and straight forward as possible.

  • Programming Perl, by O'Reilly
    • This was written by Larry Wall, the creator of Perl

  • Higher Order Perl, by Mark Jason Dominus
    • "Higher-Order Perl is about functional programming techniques in Perl. It's about how to write functions that can modify and manufacture other functions."

  • Modern Perl, by chromatic
    • Intended to help readers use Perl 5 to it fullest extend and to craft programs that are "shorter, faster, more powerful, and easier to maintain..."

  • Advanced Perl Programming, by O'Reilly
    • "This book covers complex techniques for managing production-ready Perl programs and explains methods for manipulating data and objects that may have looked like magic before. It gives you necessary background for dealing with networks, databases, and GUIs, and includes a discussion of internals to help you program more efficiently and embed Perl within C or C within Perl."

  • PerlMonks.com
    • "It's the watering hole of the Perl community. It's full of helpful monks, including the authors of the best Perl books and the people working on the core language; you'll even occasionally see Larry Wall himself posting there." ... "If there's something you don't understand in Perl, if you want to know what's considered to be the state-of-the-Perl-art or "best practices" in Perl, if you want to know what's happening in the Perl community, or if you want to see where Perl is going, then PerlMonks is the place to go." ~ dsherohman

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

<a href ="http://hop.perl.plover.com/">Higher order perl</a> by Mark Jason Dominus
<a href ="http://www.onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/index.html">Modern Perl</a> by chromatic
<a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565922204">Advanced Perl Programming</a>
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:37 PM

View Postjuampa, on 08 February 2011 - 05:30 AM, said:

<a href ="http://hop.perl.plover.com/">Higher order perl</a> by Mark Jason Dominus
<a href ="http://www.onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/index.html">Modern Perl</a> by chromatic
<a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565922204">Advanced Perl Programming</a>

Thank you! :)
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:12 AM

PerlMonks, full stop.

It's the watering hole of the Perl community. It's full of helpful monks, including the authors of the best Perl books and the people working on the core language; you'll even occasionally see Larry Wall himself posting there. For those too new to Perl to be able to know what questions to ask in Seekers of Perl Wisdom, there's also a Tutorials section that I've heard many good things about (although, admittedly, I've never looked too closely at the tutorials myself).

If there's something you don't understand in Perl, if you want to know what's considered to be the state-of-the-Perl-art or "best practices" in Perl, if you want to know what's happening in the Perl community, or if you want to see where Perl is going, then PerlMonks is the place to go.
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

View Postdsherohman, on 09 February 2011 - 03:12 AM, said:

PerlMonks, full stop.

It's the watering hole of the Perl community. It's full of helpful monks, including the authors of the best Perl books and the people working on the core language; you'll even occasionally see Larry Wall himself posting there. For those too new to Perl to be able to know what questions to ask in Seekers of Perl Wisdom, there's also a Tutorials section that I've heard many good things about (although, admittedly, I've never looked too closely at the tutorials myself).

If there's something you don't understand in Perl, if you want to know what's considered to be the state-of-the-Perl-art or "best practices" in Perl, if you want to know what's happening in the Perl community, or if you want to see where Perl is going, then PerlMonks is the place to go.

Thanks for the resource! Definitely a good one!
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

Can anyone else recommend some Perl resources - Beginner resources, advanced resources, topic specific resources (like using CPAN, the TK module, CGI scripting, etc)?
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:38 PM

Here's a good one that I'm using to learn:
http://www.perl.org/...beginning-perl/
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:03 AM

Another place that has excellent resource is http://www.roth.net.
Excellent resources.
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Re: Top 10 Perl Resources

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Excellent resource for learning about regular expressions in Perl:

Perl Regular Expressions (With Snippets)
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