SPUG: self-study recommendations?
iheffner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 08:40:13 PDT 2012
I'm not immediately familiar with _Intermediate Perl_ or _Modern Perl_,
several years back, I picked up _Perl Objects, Modules, & References_ <
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596004781.do> and would recommend it as
a next step after _Learning Perl_.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Chad Cassady wrote:
> Thanks guys. This rocks.
> On 09/20/2012 08:43 PM, Thomas Sibley wrote:
>> On 09/19/2012 02:01 PM, Chad Cassady wrote:
>>> Perl is my first language, and I started learning it September 1st.
>> Welcome! Perl is a great first language.
>> My question is, where do I go after /Learning Perl/, and more
>>> importantly, at what point do I start telling prospective employers that
>>> I am competent with perl? I need a rubric. My current plan is just to go
>>> through /Intermediate Perl/ and then write something cool.
>> /Modern Perl/ is a very good suggestion from Noah.
>> Just a start at what to dig into next:
>> * CPAN: http://metacpan.org and http://search.cpan.org
>> * cpanm: using CPAN
>> * Moose: (post)modern object system
>> Does /Learning Perl/ cover objects? If not, Intermediate should. It's
>> certainly worth grokking classic (non-Moose) objects in Perl.
>> * http://www.perl.org/learn.html
>> * perlbrew: staying up to date with new Perl releases
>> * perldoc + Pod::Cpandoc for seamless reading of module doc you don't
>> have installed (yet!)
>> Hopefully that helps point you in the next direction a bit. Scratching
>> an itch (aka writing something cool ;-) is often a good way to explore a
>> language and tends to find more motivation than, say, trolling the bug
>> tracker for random bugs to fix.
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