I am disappointed that I bought this book. The title and description lead a person to believe that they will gain the knowledge needed to use Perl for Windows. Instead the author spends half the book explaining outdated technologies, lamenting over switching between programming languages, and defending the way that he writes Perl code. The other half is unedited code which is basic in nature and undocumented.
This book includes no good reference material, and is not tested with any recent windows products. The author simply states that the correct modules exist (i.e. net::smtp) but that he didn't take the time to look at them for the book, and you can just do it by hand this way...
I repeat, there is not a shred of Perl for Windows resource information in this book!!!
I sure hope that 1 star is the lowest rating because that is what this 5 page term paper stretched to 200 pages deserves.