Essential Perl 5 for Web Professionals
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Spotlight Customer ReviewsAverage Customer Rating: 3.29
Customer Rating: 4
Summary: The above review is misleading
Comment: I liked the book, and if you go to the website, you can download all the code for the examples.
Customer Rating: 4
Summary: For the extreme beginner
Comment: Most 'beginning' programming books are written by very experienced programmers who are often out of touch with how much the newbie does not know.
Too often, certain key bits of knowledge are assumed and I found that too often, my mind was about ready to explode from frustration.
I admit that I just didn't get it, whatever 'it' was.
Then I found this book. It is extremely simple, but that is what I needed to get off the ground. Just as I learned to read from books by Dr. Seuss, I learned to program from reading this book -- it got me off the ground.
Just remember that finishing this book does not make you a programmer -- its code examples are very simplified and full of security holes. On the other hand, this book will fill in the concepts that other books miss and you will finally be ready to take on the more complex books that WILL make you a programmer.
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Excellent Perl for Web book
Comment: An excellent example of real world Perl. I highly recommend this book to any IT professional who is interested in implementing Perl with their web servers. I've been working with Perl in system administration for many years. Despite some of the dogma of "experienced webmasters" who may review this book with a critical eye, it meets the expecations of it's target audience. Those people who want to get the system up, the web site generating revenues, and move on to the next project.
A must read.