Rik's Reads

*I Am The Grand Canyon
ClassicsFarenheit 451
Catcher in the Rye
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Grapes of Wrath
Silas Marner, The Weaver of Raveloe
To Kill a Mockingbird
Geeky Death March (Surviving Doomed Projects)
Executable UML: A Foundation for Model Driven Architecture
Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions
Just XML
Using Perl 5 for Web Programming
GeneralThe Bastard Brigade
Tails of the City
HumorThe Joy of Work
Owt, Nowt and Summat A Toast to All Tykes
Must ReadThe Code Book
Grapes of Wrath
I Am The Grand Canyon
The Silicon Boys and their valley of dreams
To Kill a Mockingbird
Must Read A Confederacy of Dunces
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Relaxing Cannery Row
Into Thin Air
The Martian
Ready Player One
Sci-Fi Farenheit 451
TechieAlice in Quantumland
The Code Book
How to Invent Everything
This Book Isn't Safe
Techie Backroom Boys; the secret return of the british boffin
tbd The Crystal Cave
The Santa Cruz Trailbook
  Using Perl 5 for Web Programming    
Using Perl 5 for Web Programming
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Yeah, I know this is a nurdy one, but it's been a really useful book!
While everyone tells you to buy the "Camel book", if you want the ultimate reference to programming in Perl, I think this one gives you a lot more when you're just starting out.
Where as the Camel book is indeed a reference, i.e., someone typed man perl > lpr, this book works through some real examples to show you how to use Perl, particularly in the context of web application development.
The page you are now reading was infact served to you
using the knowledge I got from this book.

The only criticism I have of the book is that, while it claims to be Perl 5, it was actually written as a Perl 4 book and they've updated it. Unfortunately, they haven't really done enough work with updating, so there's very little information on using new Perl 5 features, like packages, classes, etc. As a result, I eventually went out and bought the camel book too, on someone elses recommendation.
So in conclusion:
Buy this book if you want to learn how to create great web sites like mine ;-)

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