Beginning Perl (free) - www.perl.org
What does this book cover? Installing Perl on Windows and UNIX Making use of online Perl resources like CPAN First principles in programming and the Perl syntax Working with files and databases Writing web pages in Perl Using Perl as an object-oriented language Book overview Perl is a well-established programming language that has been developed through the time and effort of countless free software programmers into an immensely powerful tool that can be used on pratically every operating system in the world. Perl started out as the "Swiss army knife" of computer languages and was used primarily by system administrators, but over time it's grown into an immensely robust language used by web-developers and programmers worldwide. It's also a great way to learn programming techniques and develop your own style of coding. "There's more than one way to do it" is the motto of Perl, but this book aims to take you through them all. Who is this book for?