Media praise for Programming the Perl DBI

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"...explains the nuances of programming for many different databases and show show to cover all the bases at once using Perl...This book is a must-have for the corporate systems administrator who need to coordinate projects that require multiple teams of programmers."
--Jon Holman, UnixReview, Dec 19, 2001

"Not since the first edition of the Llama book have I read a Perl book with the combination of technical excellence and delightful prose found in O'Reilly & Associates' new 'Programming the Perl DBI.' The two most important names in DBI, Tim Bunce (DBI's creator) and Alligator Descartes (the first one other than Tim to work on DBI drivers) have produced a book accessible to database beginners, useful to experienced Perl hackers, and perhaps delightful to read for the DBI pioneers of whom Alligator (the lead author) says 'struggled through untold and undocumented obstacles to actually implement DBI drivers.'"
--brian d. foy, Perl Mongers, March 2001

"If you need to do serious data mangling-for example writing database-driven web front ends, or porting tables from one server to another-this book is a potential lifesaver."
--Linux Format, July 2001

"I found the book easy to read. Difficult subjects aren't hidden for the reader and simple subjects aren't just stepped over. The book itself is carefully and clearly put together, with lots of good examples. The O'Reilly catalogue describes this book as the definitive book for database programming in Perl. I couldn't agree more."
--Armijn Hemel, European Unix Platform EZine, Dec 3, 2000

"Perl's DBI module, which facilitates the database-independent operation of Perl, achieves its rite of passage this month with the arrival of Alligator Descartes and Tim Bunce's excellent Programming Perl's DBI."
--CompBookeview.com

"Today, if you're running Apache and mod_perl to do your dynamic stuff, you're going to need to become best buddies with Perl's DBI. A fabulous introduction can be found in the shape of O'Reilly's 'Programming the Perl DBI'.Intermediate programmers and newbies alike will benefit from this book. For newbies, it serves as a tutorial and picks up in a lot of places where the DBI perldoc falls short. Don't get me wrong, the documentation that comes with DBI is very good. It's just not a good place from which to learn. And forget Usenet and #perlon irc -- they'll eat you and your questions alive! Intermediate programmers get the benefit of filling in a few gaps that might otherwise be missing from their Swiss Army Chain Saw and comprehensive documentation. As for the advanced folks, they're insufferable and you can't teach them a damn thing anyway it's a book well worthy of shelf space and the price ought to pay for itself when it solves the first DBI problem you bump up against."
--Jules Allen, Tampa Bay Perl Mongers, October 2000

"Database systems are the lifeblood of any modern business. If you do any programming in your career, you're going to be asked to hook up an application to a database. DBI modules are the standard way to do this in the Perl language, and this book explains how to use them."
--Netsurfer Digest, March 10, 2000

"The birth of new modules for the Perl scripting language is a regular occurrence, but the publication of an O'Reilly book is the sign of coming of age. Perl's DBI module, which facilitates database-independent operation of Perl, achieves its majority this month with the arrival of Alligator Descartes and Tim Bunce's excellent Programming the Perl DBI.
--Richard Dragan, amazon.com March 2000

"Database systems are the lifeblood of any modern business. If you do any programming in your career, you're going to be asked to hook up an application to a database. DBI modules are the standard way to do this in the Perl language, and this book explains how to use them."
--Netsurfer Digest March 7, 2000

"In Programming the Perl DBI (Perl Database Interface), the inventor of DBI definitively covers the package that links the Perl programming language and virtually any type of database, from Oracle to Informix Descartes and Bunce's book is a rare combination--an entertaining and accessible guide to using Perl DBI that's also a readable and often amusing introduction to database technology."
--Steve Patient, amazon.co.uk, March 2000