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"Learning Perl is a programming library's foundation title and a highly recommended pick: it covers all the basics of what most programmers use and need to get started with Perl, and offers up a fifth edition of a classic first published in 1993. "
-- , The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
"If you don't know the language and want to learn it, or if you know it briefly and want to improve your basic knowledge, this is the right book for you."
-- , The Cattle Grid
"A great introduction--if you're starting out in Perl, you have to buy this book. "
-- , Linux Format
"This book is the best start for Learning Perl, but only if you feel comfortable with other aspects of computing, such as HTML, FTP, and so on. To be of real value to the reader, they should already have some type of access to Perl (this is fairly easy if they have Linux installed). The book progresses in a logical manner. If the reader is exclusively a Windows user, they would probably be much better off with `Learning Perl on Win32'. Either book is a must for any serious Perl programming. If the reader is a complete novice, the best choice is `Perl for Dummies'. " Full Review >
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"As part of the O'Reilly Review Program I have been reading "Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz". First of all I must say that I have no previous Perl, or in fact, any scripting knowledge whatsoever. So obviously it would be wise to pick up this language whilst reviewing the book.… " Full Review >
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"Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy is an entertaining and well-written book that will take you from knowing at least a little bit about programming, to knowing a lot about Perl.Learning Perl starts off with a basic introduction to Perl, with basic data types, subroutines,… " Full Review >
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"I'm not sure there is anything I can say that hasn't already been said. The book has been around for a long time so it has definitely stood the test of time. I don't think O'Reilly would continue publishing newer editions just to keep up with the language if… " Full Review >
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"In summary buy this book if you want to learn Perl. Simply put, this is the best book I have ever found to teach you Perl. I first read a version of this book in 1999. It was a good book then, that has matured and gotten even better over… " Full Review >
-- , itigloo.com
"Learning Perl is a typical elementary book. You can find there everything, beginner needs. You will be guided through the basics of Perl, elementary data types, structures and conditional loops." Full Review >
-- , www.owsiak.org
"Learning Perl is a fantastic book for beginners. It covers the fundamentals of Perl and quickly takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This book in its 5th edition now, has been updated for Perl 5.10 version. This edition is co-authored by 3 people - Randhal L.Schwartz, Tom Phoenix… " Full Review >
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"Learning Perl is one of the rare books in computing that nearly everyone agrees is great. It takes you through the process of learning the Perl programming language with example code and exercises. Any time that someone says that they plan to learn Perl, it’s pretty much just assumed that… " Full Review >
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