Perfect for those programmers getting started with Perl for the first time, Beginning Perl is a great edition to any Perl library. The book has a very hands-on ‘hit the ground running’ approach: it’s built primarily on real world scenarios and applications of Perl. With examples from web development, data processing, and systems administration, Beginning Perl should be enough to get your Perl programming up to scratch so you can fully exploit the Swiss army knife of the programming world.
Tom Christiansen, Brian D Foy, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant
While it’s important to understand the basics, at some point you have to move past that into more advanced concepts and functions. Programming Perl is the book to take you that extra distance.