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Get ready to learn the most popular programming language of the Internet! Begin your journey into the world of Perl Friday evening as you install ActivePerl and create an HTML page. On Saturday, cover the basic building blocks of Perl, Perl operators, statements, and expressions. On Sunday, learn object-oriented programming and pull your earlier sessions together in a complete Perl game program. Wrap things up as you touch on advanced Perl topics including security, XML integration, and using Perl with CGI.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 7.44" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.31 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2002
Publisher Course Technology PTR
ISBN 1931841772 ISBN13 9781931841771 UPC 082039541778
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More About Thomas Nowers
Nowers is a software engineer and freelance writer.
Reviews - What do customers think about Learn Perl In a Weekend (In a Weekend (Indianapolis, Ind.).)?
Typos are terrible! Dec 18, 2006
I agree as well with these other reviews! One thought though; maybe they were intentional, I think I learned more from troubleshooting the code and figuring out what was wrong. I had to use other books and the internet to do it though!!! Buy a different book!!
I agree with you all!!!! Jul 3, 2006
I would have to say read all the reviews before you buy this book. Because everyone here I agree with! You were warned!
There's only *one* saving grace for this book. Jul 15, 2003
Since the code samples in this book are positively rife with typos, it forces the reader (if truly interested) to seek out the correct answers from other sources, and to experiment until something actually works. So I suppose that's intensive, but certainly not my favorite way to learn. *Why* didn't I keep my receipt? The code samples on the companion web site are also wrong. Incidentally, I sent an email to customer service. As expected. No response. AVOID!
Where was the proof reader? Jul 2, 2003
It might be possible to learn the basics of Perl in a weekend by studying this book, IF there weren't so many mistakes and typos in the code examples to slow you down. The author keeps referring to a companion web site from which to download the code if you have problems running the examples. Apparently, it was known early on that much of the code in the book wouldn't work. Frustrating.
Not what you'd hope Jan 7, 2003
Learn Perl in a weekend ? Yes if all perl consists of is writing a print statement n different ways. Many of the examples do not work or are poorly edited. Page 56 for example has an example of the split command that shows two quotes rather than two slashes. It may sound trivial but it is important when the student has no other frame of reference. The flock command does not work on win2000/nt the author acknowledges this but offers no other example a student could learn from. After this the only this the rest of the book consists of is print statements with differing contents. By the way. The game the cover refers to.. You guessed it... More print statements. My advice is not to waste your money. Purchase another book such as one from O'Reilly