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"This excellent work from O'Reilly is the first in a valuable series of revised and edited reprints of the very best articles from the Journal. If you're looking for simple answers to generic problems, then this work is certainly not for you. On the other hand, for a thrilling, thought provoking read which will certainly stretch and enliven your coding approach, this volume comes highly recommended." - Martin Howse, Linux User & Developer, issue 27
Jon Orwant founded The Perl Journal and received the White Camel lifetime achievement award for contributions to Perl in 2004. He's Engineering Manager at Google, where he leads Patent Search, visualizations, and digital humanities teams. For most of his tenure at Google, Jon worked on Book Search, and he developed the widely used Google Books Ngram Viewer. Prior to Google, he was CTO of O'Reilly, Director of Research at France Telecom, and a Lecturer at MIT. Orwant received his doctorate from MIT's Electronic Publishing Group in 1999.