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Perl

I need to learn the shit outta some Perl. I'm not totally ignorant - I can knock out a script here or there with a lot of syntax help - but since pretty much everything I work with in this job is Perl, I'd like to become at least as good with it as I am with Java (no comments from you on that, hotcrab). Does anyone know of a good online resource for classes? I think the language is new enough to me that I could benefit from some sort of structured class/training. It needs to go quite a bit beyond the "intro to Perl" phase, too.

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switchblade
May. 11th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
I mainly learned Perl from various O'Reilly sources, primarily Programming Perl ("The Camel Book"). I think they might have a Perl Cookbook now which is no doubt useful for code samples, but it seems like a combo of the Camel Book plus a copy of mt.cgi (or whatever you're working on at Six Apart) in front of you would be a good head-first intro.
switchblade
May. 11th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I should also say that aside from hacking around in MT I haven't written a line of Perl in years, so there could be better ways nowadays.
vespa59
May. 11th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah... it seems like most Perl people became PHP people for web stuff. I actually like the idea of using it for automation, as well as better understanding of our code.

We have a new MT coming out in a couple of months that will rock the house.
switchblade
May. 11th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
I never really liked PHP but treated it as a necessary evil until Rails came out last year--for things we develop in house we're 100% Rails now.
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