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

Berler Chanan bc.other at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 08:58:40 PDT 2009

Depends on how well she needs to know perl and how fast does she needs it. 
The basics are there, the simple examples are there.
I needed this book to review some stuff, but it was tooooooooooooo low
written for taste.
But as a quicky reminder of concepts it was not so bad.

PS: if books she wants, I have ~250mb of perl books (in all variations and
flavors) that I can sent /upload to the web
    For her :-)

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Of Shlomi Fish
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:27 PM
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Subject: [Israel.pm] Can anyone comment on "Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21
Days" ?

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
I also see that it has a second edition released in 2002.

2. The Amazon.com page is:


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


So any comments on this book will be welcome.


	Shlomi Fish

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