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Intermediate Perlby Randal L. Schwartz
Synopses & Reviews
This book picks up right where Learning Perl leaves off. With Intermediate Perl, youll graduate from short scripts to much larger programs, using features that make Perl a general-purpose language. This gentle but thorough guide introduces you to modules, complex data structures, and object-oriented programming.
Each chapter is small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with exercises to help you practice what youve learned. If youre familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have the ambition to go further, Intermediate Perl will teach you most of the core Perl language concepts you need for writing robust programs on any platform.
Just like Learning Perl, material in this book closely follows the popular introductory Perl course the authors have taught since 1991. This second edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.14.
Get a clear roadmap for improving your skills with Intermediate Perl, and gain working knowledge of Perl's objects, references, and modules—ingredients that make the language so versatile and effective. Written by the authors of the bestselling Llama book, Learning Perl, and updated for Perl 5.14, this book offers a gentle but thorough introduction to intermediate programming in Perl.
Each chapter is small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with a series of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. If youre familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have the ambition learn more, this book will take you much further into Perl's capabilities.
About the Author
brian d foy has been an instructor for Stonehenge Consulting Services since 1998, a Perl user since he was a physics graduate student, and a die-hard Mac user since he first owned a computer. He founded the first Perl user group, the New York Perl Mongers, as well as the Perl advocacy nonprofit Perl Mongers, Inc., which helped form more than 200 Perl user groups across the globe. He maintains the perlfaq portions of the core Perl documentation, several modules on CPAN, and some stand-alone scripts. He's the publisher of The Perl Review, a magazine devoted to Perl, and is a frequent speaker at conferences including the Perl Conference, Perl University, MarcusEvans BioInformatics '02, and YAPC. His writings on Perl appear in The O'Reilly Network, The Perl Journal, Dr. Dobbs, and The Perl Review, on use.perl.org, and in several Perl usenet groups.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Using ModulesChapter 3: Intermediate FoundationsChapter 4: Introduction to ReferencesChapter 5: References and ScopingChapter 6: Manipulating Complex Data StructuresChapter 7: Subroutine ReferencesChapter 8: Filehandle ReferencesChapter 9: Regular Expression ReferencesChapter 10: Practical Reference TricksChapter 11: Building Larger ProgramsChapter 12: Creating Your Own Perl DistributionChapter 13: Introduction to ObjectsChapter 14: Introduction to TestingChapter 15: Objects with DataChapter 16: Some Advanced Object TopicsChapter 17: ExporterChapter 18: Object DestructionChapter 19: Introduction to MooseChapter 20: Advanced TestingChapter 21: Contributing to CPANAnswers to ExercisesIndex of Modules in this BookIndexColophon
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