jdavidb (email not shown publicly) http://voiceofjohn.blogspot.com/ J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.
For those not reading Simon's blog (I'm not, but I stopped in to check it today), he mentioned two sample chapters from his book are online. The second is about the Perl 5 development process; pretty neat. (Of course, some of you live it daily.)