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If you want to learn how to program and think like a computer scientist, this practical guide will get you started on your programming journey with Perl 6, the new version of the popular programming language. Ideal for beginners, Think Perl 6 contains numerous exercises with multiple solutions and a lot of code examples. Even experienced programmers will learn a lot from this book, especially those familiar with Perl 5. It’s designed for teaching computer science to beginners in universities.
Get up to speed on the basics of computer programming, especially the imperative or procedural techniques
Learn the new multiparadigm Perl 6 language
Delve into more advanced programming techniques, such as OO programming, declarative programming, grammars and functional programming
Laurent Rosenfeld has been a software engineer for about 20 years, working especially as a contractor for one of the largest telecommunication operator in Europe, particularly in the field of mobile networks. Over the last few years, he has been working especially in the fields of data migration, data quality, and data munging. He has written a number of tutorials on Perl 5 and Perl 6.
Allen Downey is a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College of Engineering. He has taught at Wellesley College, Colby College and U.C. Berkeley. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and Master's and Bachelor's degrees from MIT.
In my 30+ years as a student of computer languages, this is the most engaging and well-written technology book I have read. The author is undoubtedly well-versed in Perl 6 and knows how to present the material in both a highly readable and informative manner. The book includes an impressive amount of example code and thorough and engaging exercises for each topic. If you want to become proficient in Perl 6 in the minimum amount of time, and enjoy the process, this is the book for you.
I balked at the price of the ebook before purchasing. Now I consider it a bargain.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend