Perl is one of the most important and powerful languages available today, and Pro Perl shares in-depth practices to exploiting Perl’s best features. So if you are an experienced developer and want to reap more from Perl, then you are well suited for this book.
Author Peter Wainwright never loses sight of practical details. And he pays particularly close attention to running Perl in multiple environments. (Early chapters explore installing and running on Unix, Windows, and Mac.) Wainwright also includes advice for running and deploying scripts—including Perl internals, auto-loading modules, and installable modules for distribution. And instead of full-length scripts, Wainwright simply presents many short code excerpts.