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The Classic Guide to Solving Real-World Problems with Perl—Now Fully Updated for Today’s Best Idioms!

For years, experienced programmers have relied on Effective Perl Programming to discover better ways to solve problems with Perl. Now, in this long-awaited second edition, three renowned Perl programmers bring together today’s best idioms, techniques, and examples: everything you need to write more powerful, fluent, expressive, and succinct code with Perl.

Nearly twice the size of the first edition, Effective Perl Programming, Second Edition, offers everything from rules of thumb to avoid common pitfalls to the latest wisdom for using Perl modules. You won’t just learn the right ways to use Perl: You’ll learn why these approaches work so well.

New coverage in this edition includes

  • Reorganized and expanded material spanning twelve years of Perl evolution

  • Eight new chapters on CPAN, databases, distributions, files and filehandles, production Perl, testing, Unicode, and warnings

  • Updates for Perl 5.12, the latest version of Perl

  • Systematically updated examples reflecting today’s best idioms

You’ll learn how to work with strings, numbers, lists, arrays, strictures, namespaces, regular expressions, subroutines, references, distributions, inline code, warnings, Perl::Tidy, data munging, Perl one-liners, and a whole lot more. Every technique is organized in the same Items format that helped make the first edition so convenient and popular.

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Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating Based on 8 Ratings

"Has everything and a little bit more" - by Kiffin on 22-JUL-2010
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This is a fantastic read which covers just about every aspect of Perl needed to program like the pros. Myself having had quite some experience with Perl was pleasantly surprised to learn new and interesting tidbits and other gems of information. Since having read the book from cover to cover, I keep it close at hand for reference purposes. This wonderful book can be useful for beginners although it's pretty detailed and technical at times, but it's real use I believe is for experienced folks like myself who want to refresh their memories and recharge their enthusiasm for exploring new horizons.
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