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Tuesday July 24, 2007
01:40 PM

Mastering Perl is at OSCON!

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I finally got my hands on the hard-copy of Mastering Perl , which is on sell at the Powell's table. Get it at OSCON and you don't have to pay sales tax!

I'll be at the Powell's table with other authors at 1:30ish on Wednesday, July 25 if anyone want to stop by for me to sign any of my books. I will probably also be at Powell's Technical Books Wednesday evening for the Beautiful Code discussion, so you can catch up to me there.

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  • brian,

    I am a little confused. What's the difference between Mastering Perl and Advanced Perl Programming? They both seem pretty similar to me.

    I am pretty comfortable with the contents of Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl and I am wondering which one of the advanced ones should I get and _why_?


    • Mastering Perl and Advanced Perl Programming (2nd Edition) are very different books, and O'Reilly was very careful to not overlap the topics. The tables of contents should let you figure out which one covers the topics you like.

      Simon covered mostly specific domains, such as unicode, databases, and templates, where Mastering Perl has a lot more basic Perl stuff in it, and is much more broad.
      • Getting both then. Any idea which would be better to read first (difficulty wise)?
        • Probably Mastering Perl, unless you’ve already got pretty strong Perl skills. Advanced Perl Programming is not as broadly applicable and not immediately relevant to every non-trivially sized Perl project, whereas Mastering Perl, in my understanding, is.