Media praise for Perl Hacks

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"Perl Hacks teaches, as the subtitle aptly explains, tips & tools for programming, debugging, and surviving. This means a lot of things: from hints on how to use editors to suggestions on how to better search through Perl documentation, from how to make proper use of inside-out objects to how to debug your programs without wasting precious time...browsing through it will surely show you something you didn't know of before, should it be a coding trick or just a way to enhance your programming experience."
-- Michele Beltrame, var/log/arthas

"I was pleasantly surprised byPerl Hacks. Given the authors, I expected the book to cover interesting topics very well. I was initially concerned that the book might just be a rehash of information from other books, but that concern was quickly laid to rest. You may not learn something from every hack, but I'm confident that almost everyone will find something new in this book. I definitely recommend this book to anyone programming in Perl, whether novice, expert, or anywhere in between."
-- G. Wade Johnson,

"The hacks range far and wide from spreadsheet reading to module toolkits to source filtering to graphical animation. Many of them are quite advanced, so experts won’t feel left out—unless hacking with PadWalker, B::XPath, and Runops::Trace is old hat. Where the Perl Cookbook exhaustively explores common tasks in order to provide a base of well written code and Perl Best Practices establishes coding standards, Perl Hacks is a wild romp through areas that haven’t had much public attention."
-- Peter Scott, The Perl Review

"This is most definitely a Perl book, and as someone who isn't very close to expert I found it informative, easy to read and twisted nicely into a form which fits generally good software development practices. A lot of the book seems to be just that - good practices which can make life more bearable not just for the reader, but the entire Perl community (and all of its users)...Overall, I give the book a KnowProSE 8 out of 10 - because it's well written, it's easy to follow, at times it's funny... and probably most importantly, I can see me referring to it in the future."
-- Taran Rampersad,

"Rugged. Indestructible. Indispensable. Whether you’re a newcomer or an expert, you’ll find great value in Perl Hacks, the only Perl guide that offers something useful and fun for everyone. Each hack in Perl Hacks is a short lesson. Some are practical exercises that teach you essential skills, while others illustrate some of the fun things that Perl can do. Learn how to add CPAN shortcuts to the Firefox web browser, read files backwards, write graphical games in Perl, and much more."
-- brian d. foy, The Perl Review

"...a wild romp through areas that haven’t had much public attention."
--Peter Scott, The Perl Review