by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy O’Reilly Media, Inc. Learning Perl, the image of a llama, and related trade dress are. Learning Perl, also known as the llama book, is a tutorial book for the Perl programming language, and is published by O’Reilly Media. The first edition ( ) was authored solely by Randal L. Schwartz, and covered Perl. Learning Perl Master Course (video) now available. By Randal L. Schwartz on September 16, PM. The Learning Perl book (“Llama book”) is the.

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I was 15 and had tried learning C for a little over a year, trying to fit into a group of friends who were writing window managers for fun. See it at O’Reilly’s site. Nowadays, wchwartz I do program, I tend to prefer Python to Perl, but this book was simple and gently enough that it made me better able to understand my bigger, more comprehensive, but also more complex, Python book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And thanks to this selfsame worthy tome, it did so excellently. Totally learning old school PERL for some stuff at work.

But, honestly, once we finished writing the index, the rest was hardly any trouble at all. This was definitely the right book for me at the time. That said, should that need come back, I believe that this is book where I would re-start.

I’m slowly working through it–it didn’t take lo In the quest to broaden my technical skills or ‘layoff insurance’ as I like to call itI’ve opted to learn programming. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Books by Randal L. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat It started as a tool for Unix system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks.

Reflecting years of classroom testing and experience, this edition is packed with exercises that let you practice the concepts while you follow the text.

There’s this old geek joke where you compare programming languages and cars Assembler would be a Formula 1 racer, LISP would be an electric car, etc. Perl is so awesome, and powerful, even today. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Learning Perl, 6th Edition [Book]

Popularly known as “the Llama,” Learning Perl is the book most programmers rely on to get started with this versatile language.

This is a solid introduction, but doesn’t cover enough material to help me with my legacy software project. As quickly as my need to learn Perl arose, it diminished and disappeared. A Whirlwind Tour of Perl Exercises 2. Jan 06, Kelly added it. Start Free Trial No credit card required. Sorry for dedicating most of my review to irrelevant clauses and exclaiming wildly about Perl.

Thirdly, information is presented in a kindly manner typical of books published by O’Reilly instead of the general chaos of some other programming references I’ve read. Learning Perlbetter known as “the Llama book”, starts the programmer on the way to mastery.

Learning Perl helped me uncover some bugs in my programs, taught me many new things, and was also just a fun read. As the book says, perl has a high learning curve, but once you understand all the tricks you will have high productivity, so don’t expect this to be an easy ride.

Secondly, Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, linguist quite interesting… a linguist creating a programming languageand employee of O’Reilly Media is co-author of this book, which is considered canonical for Perl developers. There are some that would argue, but I stick by this thought.

While it’s talking about the basics, it’s still worth readi The book can be good as an introduction to the basics of perl programming but it doesn’t mention a lot of the OOP related features in perl. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Well, when an aspiring programmer has the bountiful power of the Linux kernel at his command, along with a worthy tome, something is bound to happen. It makes a powerful text processing tool in association with bash. The Perl language is explained in a clear and schwarrz to learnning manner, and introduces good coding style and practices. This was an add on text for a Perl class. I haven’t picked it up since, but I’m glad I had it in the beginning.


Apr 18, Michael Economy rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. May 09, Alexandru rated it really liked it.

At first I thought this book was full of chit-chat with so many footnotes but by the end of it, it helped me really understand the basics of Perl. While it’s talking about the basics, it’s still worth reading, as what can seem very clear to you in other programming languages, would probably be so hard to understand in perl.

Learning Perl – Wikipedia

Schwartz print “Just another Perl hacker”; the original! You don’t need any prior programming knowledge to find this a useful resource. Randak can finally see me give the course I’ve given probably hundreds of times before, bad jokes and all.

This book is absolutely marvelous and I just read the second edition; little did I know that there were newer ones.

Learning Perl, 6th Edition

I could find peerl quite quickly with the excellent TOC. There are no discussion topics on pelr book yet. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fine-tune your web development skills with this updated book”. Yes, there are a zillion of online tutorials, but this covers a lot more breadth. The fourthfifthsixthand seventh editions were written by Schwartz, Phoenix, and Brian D Foy.

I found the TOC Table of Contents to be very well done and the e-book version had links to the proper sections. Book Description Popularly known as “the Llama,” Learning Perl is the book most programmers rely on to get started with this versatile language.

This especially became important as fewer and fewer “groups of 10 or more” popped up for me to present the classic course.