APM: Question about learning Perl

Jonathan Scott Duff duff at pobox.com
Fri Dec 6 12:06:40 PST 2013

As far as books go, I'd recommend "Modern Perl" by chromatic  (
http://www.onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/index.html) and "Beginning Perl"
by Curtis Poe (
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118013840.html)  There
are also lots of resources at http://learn.perl.org/

For things to avoid ... mostly I'd say stay away from websites that don't
end in perl.org or perl.com as often they have out of date or just wrong

just my humble opinion,


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Mark Voltz <mark.voltz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I hope this is an appropriate question for this group.
> At some point in your life you didn't know Perl (that's my assumption
> anyway).  What book/class/mentor... helped get you from beginner to
> wherever you are now?
> Was it a mixture of multiple influences?  Is there an indispensable Perl
> book that you all have on your shelves?
> I'm curious because I'd like to learn more Perl but I've got serious
> limitations on my time.  I don't want to shortcut the learning journey but
> I really don't want to pick up just any old book that may lead me down the
> wrong path.
> I guess I'd also like to know if there are materials to avoid as well.
> Thanks!
> Mark
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