SPUG: self-study recommendations?

Chad Cassady chad.cassady at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 20:54:37 PDT 2012

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.
> Cheers,
> Thomas
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