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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Inside joke here, because it won't fit on the page.

    19th Feb.
    Wrote email script. V easy. Off to pub to celebrate. Oop fellover.

  • this just happened last night...

    I was cruising through my local Borders doing a vanity search (you know...), my daughter (20 months) picking up various ORA titles ("tiger!" "well, it's a cheetah, actually." "mouse!" "yes, that's a mouse on Gunther's book..."), when this guy comes up and picks up a CGI programming book. It happens to be the very non-nms book, but it has a snazzy title so I guess it stands out. Of course, CGI and Perl are together in the section (which is called "CGI/Perl" and still bugs m
  • Perl for Web Site Management [amazon.com] is a terrific book so you might have a look at it to make sure you aren't reinventing the wheel.

    • I can't speak for the book, but I enjoyed the author's article on oreillynet on the same subject. That said, however, I think davorg's focus might be a bit different. And besides, since when are computer book publishers concerned about reinventing the wheel?

      Oh right, since the dot-com crash. Never mind. ;-)
      • I don't think so as I'm very familiar with the book and its intended audience is the same as daves more or less...it even has the tried and true guestbook chapter. For the absolute beginner I think it's an excellent book...and even the not so absolute beginner.

    • I'm aware of that book, but I haven't had a chance to have a close look at it yet. I will, of course, take a closer look before very long.

      From what I've seen tho' it's not really targeting the same audience that I'm thinking of.

      I'm talking about the people who buy Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web [cookwood.com] or CGI 101 [cgi101.com][1] or who think that Matt's scripts will help them. I don't think that these people look at O'Reilly books on the shelves. The go for something a little flashier. I pains me to say it, but I could

  • I mean it should include the word easy in the title:

    • Easy CGI
    • Easy CGI with Perl
    • CGI made Easy
    • Easy Introduction to CGI with Perl
    • CGI is Easy with Perl
    • Teach your dummy self CGI in 24 easy minutes

    Maybe the last one wouldn't fly because of various copyright issues, but I like it the best though. I would also suggest a small format and a spiral binder. And of course you could use the clever "mini-fan + post-it over the text" trick to simulate the blink tag, which should at least get the

  • Some point remain unclear to me :

    Will it be a book about CGI in Perl or just Perl ?
    I suggested a title a bout just Perl, beccause I'm tired to hear "Perl ? Isn't it a language to write CGI ?"

    But you can decline it at will :

    Perl : The easy way
    CGI in Perl : The easy way
    Learning Perl : The easy way

    Or even : Learning Perl in 21 days for the dummies : The easy way
    ;-)
  • The target audience of this book won't know what `CGI' or `Perl' are and so will probably be frightened off any books with those words (or similar) in the title.

    Call it something that describes what they want to do, so need to know how to do, so want to learn from your book.

    Just my $0.02...