From the Back Cover
Perl is the most popular web programming language, and is widely known as "the duct-tape of the Internet". Perl 6 has been in beta for years; however, the beta is widely used on a day to day basis. The Perl Phrasebook
provides the experienced working person the essentials they need to improve or build their skills in Perl programming. It is full of the common and everyday "code phrases" needed by a Perl programmer to accomplish everyday tasks that serves as a short, supplemental, to-the-point reference.
About the Author
John Ray is an award-winning developer and security consultant with more than 20 years of programming and administration experience on Unix, Macintosh and Windows systems. He has worked on projects for the FCC, the Ohio State University, Xerox, and the state of Florida, as well as serving as IT director for Blue Cosmos Design, Inc. He has written or contributed to more than 15 books, including Mac OS X Unleashed and Maximum Linux Security.