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

Avishalom Shalit avishalom at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 13:49:08 PDT 2009


i would go with the cannon ,
tom christiansen's book can be covered well within 21 days.

2009/3/12 Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il>:
> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
>        Shlomi Fish
>
>> Thanks
>> Chanan
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: perl-bounces at perl.org.il [mailto:perl-bounces at perl.org.il] On Behalf
>> Of Shlomi Fish
>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:27 PM
>> To: Perl in Israel
>> Cc: International Perl Beginners
>> 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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