Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Teach Yourself.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    2,749
    Hi me again (rofl)

    Well i've already bought two books from the sams teach yourself range and im considering buying sams teach yourself perl in 24 hours. Can anyone recommend this book?. I'm not going to poay 35 for perl for dummies. The most i'll spend on a book is 20.

    i've got teach yourself paintshop pro and php4 from this range of books and so far they have been good.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Moldavia
    Posts
    1,177
    Two important books to have on the Perl desktop are:

    "Programming Perl"
    Wall, Christiansen, Shwartz (O'Reilly)
    ISBN 1-56592-149-6

    and also,

    "Perl Core Language Little Black Book"
    Steven Holzner (Coriolis)
    ISBN 1-57610-426-5

    Some would say (and I would nearly concur) that "Programming Perl" is the only Perl text you'll ever need. This is written in part by Larry Wall, the father or Perl.

    The "Perl Core Language Little Black Book" is likewise extremely useful as a ready and well organized reference to the Perl language as a whole.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cyberspace
    Posts
    799
    My opinion is go to the public libray if they got them see if you like them. I dont know what they got in England, but then see what you like and learn the most from. I think the dummy books are for starters, who know very little
    Chris

  4. #4
    According to me The teach yourself XZY in ABC time suck! They are pathetic. You would be better of going to the programing language homepage and reading there documentation.
    The Php Support Desk
    http://www.phpsupportdesk.com
    Custom programming - kunal @ e-phoria.com
    http://www.pingzine.com - Ping!Zine. the FREE, FRESH and EXCITING Web Hosting Magazine...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    80,000 feet under the sur
    Posts
    2,736

    Lightbulb

    Not necessarily Kunal. I have found some of the books in the 'Teach Yourself XYZ in 21/24 days/hours' series quite useful, in particular the HTML, networking and Java books. That said, some of the others (like XML) are absolutely hopeless.
    My 2 Cents.... (or is that 2.2 cents inc. GST...?)

    Have a think about this : Programming is like sex. Make a single little mistake, and you'll be supporting it for the rest of your life.

  6. #6
    Well I guess I gotten the rotten eggs and you got the good ones. No fair!
    The Php Support Desk
    http://www.phpsupportdesk.com
    Custom programming - kunal @ e-phoria.com
    http://www.pingzine.com - Ping!Zine. the FREE, FRESH and EXCITING Web Hosting Magazine...

  7. #7

    Talking The best Perl resource available......

    Perl5 For Dummies

    I have about 8 Perl books on my desk... and this is the one I refer to most often.

    Matt
    mlightner@site5.com
    Matt Lightner - http://www.mattlightner.com/
    - First initial to the last name at the mail service provided by the world's largest search engine
    - Founder and CEO (Former) Site5.com, sold in 2008
    - Really honestly wants to be a good WHT citizen but can never remember all the correct etiquette. Mods, sorry in advance

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Moldavia
    Posts
    1,177
    You know, I'd be the last one to demean the "Dummies" books -- despite their regrettable entitlature.

    I've looked at a number of these, and they do a great job of taking you into their subjects from the ground up, without making rash assumptions about what you may or may not already know.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    80,000 feet under the sur
    Posts
    2,736

    Post

    That's quite right etLux. The Java for Dummies book is a particularly good one..
    My 2 Cents.... (or is that 2.2 cents inc. GST...?)

    Have a think about this : Programming is like sex. Make a single little mistake, and you'll be supporting it for the rest of your life.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Moldavia
    Posts
    1,177
    Want an autographed copy... lol?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    80,000 feet under the sur
    Posts
    2,736

    Wink

    If you're serious, et, contact me. I just recently destroyed my old copy of Java for Dummies by spilling coffee all over it
    My 2 Cents.... (or is that 2.2 cents inc. GST...?)

    Have a think about this : Programming is like sex. Make a single little mistake, and you'll be supporting it for the rest of your life.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Moldavia
    Posts
    1,177
    Obviously, you didn't read the very first chapter, on "Beverage Safety".

    (As I said, these books do start at the very beginning.)

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    80,000 feet under the sur
    Posts
    2,736
    Errrrr.....
    My 2 Cents.... (or is that 2.2 cents inc. GST...?)

    Have a think about this : Programming is like sex. Make a single little mistake, and you'll be supporting it for the rest of your life.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •