Two new books about Perl programming

Posted By: Alexpal

Simon Cozens, "Advanced Perl Programming" (2nd edition)
Randal L. Schwartz, "Learning Perl" (4th edition)

Simon Cozens, "Advanced Perl Programming" (2nd edition)
O'Reilly | ISBN 0596004567 | June 28, 2005 Year | CHM | 0,9 Mb | 304 Pages

With a worldwide community of users and more than a million dedicated programmers, Perl has proven to be the most effective language for the latest trends in computing and business.
Every programmer must keep up with the latest tools and techniques. This updated version of Advanced Perl Programming from O'Reilly gives you the essential knowledge of the modern Perl programmer. Whatever your current level of Perl expertise, this book will help you push your skills to the next level and become a more accomplished programmer.

O'Reilly's most high level Perl tutorial to date, Advanced Perl Programming, 2nd Edition teaches you all the complex techniques for production-ready Perl programs. This completely updated guide clearly explains concepts such as introspection, overriding built-ins, extending Perl's OO model, and testing your code for greater stability.

Other topics include:
— Complex data structures
— Parsing
— Templating toolkits
— Working with natural language data
— Unicode
— Interaction with C and other languages
— In addition, this guide demystifies once complex topics like object-related mapping and event-based development-arming you with everything you need to completely upgrade your skills.

Randal L. Schwartz, "Learning Perl" (4th edition)
O'Reilly | ISBN 0596101058 | July 14, 2005 Year | CHM | 0,7 Mb | 312 Pages

Learning Perl, better known as "the Llama book", starts the programmer on the way to mastery. Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who each have several years of experience teaching Perl around the world, this latest edition has been updated to account for all the recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.8.
Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. It started as a tool for UNIX system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks. Since then, Perl has blossomed into a full-featured programming language used for web programming, database manipulation, XML processing, and system administration--on practically all platforms--while remaining the favorite tool for the small daily tasks it was designed for. You might start using Perl because you need it, but you'll continue to use it because you love it.

Informed by their years of success at teaching Perl as consultants, the authors have re-engineered the Llama to better match the pace and scope appropriate for readers getting started with Perl, while retaining the detailed discussion, thorough examples, and eclectic wit for which the Llama is famous.

The book includes new exercises and solutions so you can practice what you've learned while it's still fresh in your mind. Here are just some of the topics covered:
— data structures
— minimal matching
— threading
— data parsing
— references
— objects
— modules
— package implementation
If you ask Perl programmers today what book they relied on most when they were learning Perl, you'll find that an overwhelming majority will point to the Llama. With good reason. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.