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Perl For Dummies

Perl For Dummies

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by Paul Hoffman

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In the days before personal computers, BASIC was the easy programming language to learn, and serious programmers learned FORTRAN or COBOL to do “real work.” Today, many people have discovered that Perl is both a great beginning programming language and one that enables them to write powerful programs with little effort.

If you’re

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Perl For Dummies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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When I started, I knew nothing about Perl. After reading this book, I had a basic understanding of the guts of Perl. I recommend this book to all beginners that have an interest in learnig an easy programming language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never had a perl book before. I Always just tried to learn from webpages. But they never realy explained everything. I do have alot of 'For Dummies' books, so i decided to buy this book. It explained everything I wanted to know, alot more, and even comes with examples on a CD-Rom. I have made alot of programs useing perl thanks to this book. I recommend this book to Beginers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own 3 books on PERL, and hav read many more. I tried other books first, but just couldn't totally grasp everything the way I wanted to. I bought Perl for Dummies a couple years ago, and it's been a terrific investment, and THE best book to introduce perl. You probably won't even need another book on it period, unless you really delve deep into the language....and I rarely used the other books I got anyway. I'll put it this way...because of this book, and the love of programming and the desire to learn Perl, I have created cgi applications that have made me serious money. The possibilities are endless. I have nothing to gain by recommending this, only to give back, in some way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 14 years old and live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The only programming experience I ever had was HTML and QBasic. Had no knowledge about Perl, until I decided to buy this book, and I have to say it's been the best choice I've ever made. It's written in perfect understandable non-technical language and is very easy to follow. If you want to learn Perl, this is the book! You won't regret it!