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Mr. Muskrat (4572)

Mr. Muskrat
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I'm married with 2 girls. I work as a full time Perl programmer for a Land Mobile Radio company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

I am enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online working towards a Bachelor of Science in photography.

My other blog [blogspot.com]

Journal of Mr. Muskrat (4572)

Tuesday August 16, 2005
08:27 PM

First Class

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The first perl class was today. I think that I did alright even though this was the first time I have ever taught anything to adults. Everyone told me that they really learned a lot and I truly hope so.

I'm using Learning Perl, Fourth Edition as the basis for the class. Today we covered the first six chapters. Why that many? These are programmers. They are familiar with the key concepts. They will make associations between Perl and the language(s) they know best.

I only touched on about three sections from chapter one. I summarized each section of the other five chapters and had them do one or two exercises per chapter. In the classes to follow, we'll cover less material in the same amount of time but have additional exercises.

I loved the facial expressions and comments when they saw the shortest way to implement tac.

Ten copies of Learning Perl, Fourth Edition: $250.82
Lunch for the entire class: about $100
Seeing the facial expressions and hearing the comments when the class saw the shortest way to implement tac: priceless

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