Learning Perl in a Hurry

Location: Portland 256
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)

Perl is more popular than ever! More submissions to the CPAN, more green starts with new companies, and a renewed energy as a halo-effect from the Perl 6 effort being “just around the corner”. Many job postings around the world are going unfulfilled for many months because there aren’t enough Perl programmers out there to fill them all! It’s time you learned Perl if you don’t know it already, and you can learn it from the guy who brought you the first Programming Perl (“Camel book”) and Learning Perl (“Llama book”), Randal Schwartz. Randal has been involved with the Perl community since the very beginning, and knows what people need to know about getting started with Perl.

This course is a condensation of the training course normally delivered by Randal over a week-long period, covering such topics as scalars, arrays, hashes, subroutines, I/O, filehandles, and regular expressions.

You should already know what an array is and what a subroutine is. This is not an introduction to programming, but an introduction to programming in Perl.

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Randal Schwartz

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Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming
languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and
over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and
consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc of Portland, Oregon),
and is a highly sought-after speaker for his masterful stage combination of
technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. And he’s a pretty good Karaoke
singer, winning contests regularly.

Books authored/coauthored:

  • Programming Perl (multiple editions)
  • Learning Perl (multiple editions)
  • Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
  • Learning Perl Objects References and Modules (multiple editions)
  • Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs with Perl
  • Object Oriented Perl
  • Randal Schwartz’s Perls of Wisdom

Magazine articles and columns:

  • UnixReview Magazine
  • PerformanceComputing Magazine
  • SysAdmin Magazine and Website
  • WebTechniques Magazine and Website
  • Linux Magazine and Website
  • The Perl Journal E-Magazine
  • Apple Developer Works Website

Regular contributor to online forums:

Podcast producer:

Tom Phoenix

Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.

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Peter Lieverdink
07/26/2011 5:18am PDT

This wasn’t really a tutorial, but a three hour lecture.