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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2002.02.26 15:51 (#5158) Journal
    Welcome to the world of Perl.

    If you haven't already picked up "Learning Perl" and "Programming Perl" (both in 3rd edition I think), pick them up now. Read "Learning Perl" cover to cover. Use "Programming Perl" (i.e. the Camel book) as a reference and/or read sections relevant to what you do.

    Other worthwhile books to consider after you've finished "Learning Perl":

    • Object Oriented Perl - Damian Conway. I highly recommend this one.
    • Network Programming with Perl - Lincoln Stein.
    • Effective Perl Programming - Randal Schwartz

    Though, what you should start with will largely be driven by what your job requires (cgi, mod_perl, socket programming, dbi, etc)

    Also, do yourself a favor and learn how to use the debugger early. Look for Devel::ptkdb at "". Oh, and if you've never heard of CPAN, go and take a look ( or if you want to peruse the modules).