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Web Client Programming with Perl (A Nutshell Handbook)

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Average Customer Rating: 3.44

Customer Rating: 3
Summary: Too shallow.
Comment: I personally found this book much less informative than I was hoping.

Most of the book is dedicated to explaining the ins and outs of HTTP. There is not enough sample code, and the code that is given is pretty basic.

As far as information about programming web clients with perl, I have found that it is more helpful to just do web seraches, and read the examples available on various web sites.

The book does do a good job of explaining HTTP and the how web clients operate. I just wish there had been more information about Perl clients specifically.

I wouldn't pay [as much] for this book. Look for it used, it's not hard to find.

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Good explanation of HTTP Internals
Comment: If you are looking for a book to explain what goes on behind-the-scenes on a web server or browser, this is a good book to get. Also, it covers the LWP Perl module very well. My only criticism is the price is a little high for 205 pages.

Customer Rating: 2
Summary: Oh My good lord! What happened?
Comment: I see little that could improve upon this book. Its examples are awful and assume a knowledge of Perl not expected of similar entry-level texts.

Avoid this book unless you have a great solid background in Perl. But then again, if that's the case you probably wouldn't need this book.