[Israel.pm] Can anyone comment on "Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days" ?

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Thu Mar 12 08:27:25 PDT 2009


Hi all!

I've been tutoring someone in Perl 5, and as she wants to learn Perl from a 
paperware book, she borrowed the book "Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days" 
from her workplace's library, and started reading it. Now, all those "in 21 
Days"/"in 24 hours"/"unleashed"/"for Dummies"/etc. books tend to have a bad 
reputation among knowledgeable people, so I'd like to know how good this 
particular book is, so I won't have to undo the damage if it's bad.

If you've read it, can you comment how good did you find it?

Here's what I've found so far:

1. The book has a page on books.perl.org: http://books.perl.org/book/98 . 
There are no reviews, and it received an average rating of 2.2/5 from 6 votes. 
I also see that it has a second edition released in 2002.

2. The Amazon.com page is:

http://www.amazon.com/Sams-Teach-Yourself-Perl-Days/dp/0672320355

It received an average rating of 4 stars and mostly positive reviews.

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So any comments on this book will be welcome.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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