Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 2003
Pages: 968

Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of Perl Cookbook nearby. Perl Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications.The second edition of Perl Cookbook has been fully updated for Perl 5.8, with extensive changes for Unicode support, I/O layers, mod_perl, and new technologies that have emerged since the previous edition of the book. Recipes have been updated to include the latest modules. New recipes have been added to every chapter of the book, and some chapters have almost doubled in size.Covered topic areas include:

  • Manipulating strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashes
  • Pattern matching and text substitutions
  • References, data structures, objects, and classes
  • Signals and exceptions
  • Screen addressing, menus, and graphical applications
  • Managing other processes
  • Writing secure scripts
  • Client-server programming
  • Internet applications programming with mail, news, ftp, and telnet
  • CGI and mod_perl programming
  • Web programming
Since its first release in 1998, Perl Cookbook has earned its place in the libraries of serious Perl users of all levels of expertise by providing practical answers, code examples, and mini-tutorials addressing the challenges that programmers face. Now the second edition of this bestselling book is ready to earn its place among the ranks of favorite Perl books as well.Whether you're a novice or veteran Perl programmer, you'll find Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition to be one of the most useful books on Perl available. Its comfortable discussion style and accurate attention to detail cover just about any topic you'd want to know about. You can get by without having this book in your library, but once you've tried a few of the recipes, you won't want to.
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Recommend this book for solutions and ideas

By Edmonton Linux User Group

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I'm fresh off reviewing the 'Perl Hacks' book by chromatic, et al. And as I finish reading the 'Perl Cookbook,' my head is spinning! I counted 414 recipes in 22 chapters, and the cover indicates that this edition updates over 100 recipes, and adds 80 more over the previous edition, all in 900 pages.

For me, the lines are blurring between the 'Hacks' and 'Cookbook' series. Both seem to present the same kind of specific problem solving information in a slightly different format. I can't say I prefer one over the other. Like other books in both series, I find it both easy to locate and implement a specific solution, or browse for new ideas.

Just a sampling of the categories for which you will find solutions include the basics (strings, numbers, arrays, and hashes), regex, modules, IPC, database, security, LWP, web, and much more.

I will soon be making some major improvements to one of my Perl projects, and this book will be kept handy to the keyboard. I highly recommend this book both for solutions and ideas.

ELUG Review (http://elug.ca/reviews/perl_cookbook.shtml)

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The book is good, but not recommended for beginners. only for professionals as a reference book.

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PERL Cookbook 2nd Edition O'reilly

By: Tom Christiansen & Nathan Torkington

Well I have the complete PERL library. From the PERL Black book to the PERL bookshelf and all between. When I first ordered the PERL Cookbook I was looking for a god resource for quick scripts to help me in My OpenMosix development. I received the book at our April Meeting and was immediately surprised by it's heft at 927 pages it is well packed with technical information on a wide range of subjects and code snippets to get you on you way.

I was let down by the complex nature of the language...While well done for a PERL or Programming Guru it was not easy comprehend able by the average user that I felt would be looking to purchase this book. The code snippets are a God send thou and more than make up for the overly technical writing.

I personally used the network and file scripts and was able to put them to work immediately. I would not recommend this book to Novices, But all others would surely gain a valuable edge by having this in there library.

Brett hoff

Pensacola Linux User Group.

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A must have

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A must have for anyone who is serious about writing Perl code.

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I love Perl. I am almost obsessed with it. I have even left love messages for my wife in the mirror written in the best Perl I can manage. That's not to say that I am a Perl expert--not by any means. I think I shall forever remain a student as there is always more to learn. I am always searching for the latest Perl tidbit and I usually turn first to an O'Reilly book. One of the latest publications to come from O'Reilly on the subject of Perl is the second edition of the Perl Cookbook. Five years have passed since the last edition was published and a lot has changed in that short time span.

For those of you looking to improve your physique without leaving your desk, you'll find hefting this latest edition better suited to the task. It's about 200 pages thicker and about 543 pounds heavier. Okay, so the weight is an exaggeration. There are 80 new recipes (and two new chapters) covering technologies such as Unicode, XML and mod_perl. Even if you own a copy of the first edition, you will find the new recipes and the updated recipes of great value.

For those of you unfamiliar The Perl Cookbook, you will discover a rich treasure trove of excellent solutions to vexing problems. While the Perl Cookbook won't teach you the basics of Perl, beginners can benefit from not having to reinvent the wheel for addressing common tasks such as sorting, traversing, printing or deleting hashes. Advanced Perl Mongers may find the updated discussion on process management, object orientation and module creation enlightening.

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Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition Review

By Chris

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great book but where are the examples?

 
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Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition Review

By Kyle

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Comments about oreilly Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

Please, no rioting!

:-)

The book will arrive in our warehouses on August 25th, and will be available in stores as soon afer that as we can get it delivered and shelved. It will be worth the wait!

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