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Monday December 09, 2002
04:16 AM

The Advent Calendar

[ #9339 ]

Have you been reading the tutorials on The Perl Advent Calendar? They're really useful and very well written.

If I was a publisher I'd be approaching 2shortplanks to see if he's interested in writing a book.

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  • But, to be honest they're actually a bit rushed.

    I love the idea that some people think that I'd written twenty five tutorials in advance. No chance! They're written the night before, with a few spare that I can use on nights where I'm busy having a life.

    I guess each tutorial takes about three hours or so to write. It does help that I have some excellent modules to work with - the very nature of the calendar means I don't have to deal with things I don't want to.

    • Don't forget that you have a previous fifty modules to work with. :-)
    • Ahh, now you know a bit of what it's like to have written over 160 magazine articles [stonehenge.com].

      I figure I averaged between 2 and 6 hours on each of those, just writing, not counting the "grok" time for the underlying modules.

      --
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
    • The odd typo may give away the fact that they've been rushed a bit but to be honest the quality is so good that I wouldn't have guessed they were written the night before. Many kudos on these!

      Two feature requests: 1) email reminders because I hate forgetting it one day and reading two the day after. Opening yesterday's box make it feel a little less "special" (ok, I use my agenda software instead, but I prefer mail ;); and 2) comments. There have been a number of times when I have wanted to say "he

      --

      -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

      • Both of these features were slated for this year's realase. And both of them are 80% written too.

        Then I ran out of time. But hey, that's life. Now I'm too busy doing JIT advent calendar writing, and I'm really worried about mucking with a live site.

        However a) I will have these next year b) If plans pan out you won't have to wait that long for something similar to return.

  • They may be Last Minute tutorials, but they are still very enjoyable and well written! I don't know how many it's possible to write, but I agree that a "Cooking with CPAN/Perl" is possible ;-)

    There is even a syndication feed [perladvent.org], so us RSS junkies are happy too!

    --
    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."