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When the second edition of Programming Perl was released, the authors omitted two chapters: "Common Tasks with Perl" and "Real Perl Programs." Publisher O'Reilly & Associates soon realized that there would be too many pages in Programming Perl if it put updated recipes in the new edition. Instead, O'Reilly chose to release the many Perl code examples as a separate entity: The Perl Cookbook.
The recipes are well documented and the examples aren't too arcane; even beginners will be able to pick up the lessons taught here. The authors write in relatively easy-to-understand language (for a technical guide). Through this book and its arsenal of recipes, you will learn many new things about Perl to help you through your toughest projects. The next time you're working on a project at 2 a.m., you'll thank yourself for the guidance and direction The Perl Cookbook provides. --Doug Beaver --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Perl is probably the language holding together more web sites than any other. It is not the fastest or the most elegant, but it can slurp text as no other language can?and it is free. This is an invaluable book for all levels of Perl programmers, from novice to advanced. It contains great working examples of Perl code to do everything from data structures and string matching to reading files and using libraries to CGI programming and programming Internet applications. Highly recommended for all libraries; serious web collections should consider two copies.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Invaluable text that offers quick and varied solutions to the most common perl tasks. I like the variety of solutions; generally the first one they suggest is the one of the ideas... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by TDrinkrrr
I consider myself a beginner Perl-hacker. I use Perl to accomplish directly applicable tasks for my work (Logic Designer). I hack as little as needed to get the job done. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by John A. Kelley
This is a first and best of the O'Reilly cookbooks. A few people have told me, "I don't know Perl, I just use the cookbook." It's sad but true. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Jack D. Herrington
A must have for any Perl programmer. Code snippets for nearly any conceivable scenario. This book can save you time.Published on Oct. 24 2003
This book is useful in a 1000 ways.
I go back to it at least 3 times a week.
If you code in PERL, get this book.
The Second Edition of the Perl Cookbook will be coming out in two months (August 2003). I always like to know this before buying a book. Read morePublished on June 11 2003 by Customer Person
After reading Learning Perl and Perl Programming, if you read this, you'll be 95% set in regards to everything you will need to know to be a genuine professional Perl programmer. Read morePublished on May 10 2003 by Tim Greer
This has to be the most used book on my bookshelf. Even more than programming perl. This book is not for those who are just starting, but is an excellent reference for daily users.Published on April 9 2003 by Chris Murray