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

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Thu Mar 12 09:50:32 PDT 2009

On Thursday 12 March 2009 17:58:40 Berler Chanan wrote:
> 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.

I see.

> 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 :-)

She wants something on paper. Don't know if a printout will be acceptable as 
well, but if this is the case, then she can also print the online "Beginning 
Perl" PDFs.


	Shlomi Fish

> Thanks
> Chanan
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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
> 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.
> ------------
> So any comments on this book will be welcome.
> Regards,
> 	Shlomi Fish

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