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NAME
       perlbook - Books about and related to Perl

DESCRIPTION
       There are many books on Perl and Perl-related. A few of these are good,
       some are OK, but many aren't worth your money. There is a list of these
       books, some with extensive reviews, at <http://books.perl.org/> . We
       list some of the books here, and while listing a book implies our
       endorsement, don't think that not including a book means anything.

       Most of these books are available online through Safari Books Online (
       <http://safaribooksonline.com/> ).

   The most popular books
       The major reference book on Perl, written by the creator of Perl, is
       Programming Perl:

       Programming Perl (the "Camel Book"):
            by Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Larry Wall with Jon Orwant
            ISBN 978-0-596-00492-7 [4th edition February 2012]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-9890-3 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596004927

       The Ram is a cookbook with hundreds of examples of using Perl to
       accomplish specific tasks:

       The Perl Cookbook (the "Ram Book"):
            by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington,
            with Foreword by Larry Wall
            ISBN 978-0-596-00313-5 [2nd Edition August 2003]
            ISBN 978-0-596-15888-0 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003135/

       If you want to learn the basics of Perl, you might start with the Llama
       book, which assumes that you already know a little about programming:

       Learning Perl  (the "Llama Book")
            by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0358-7 [6th edition June 2011]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0458-4 [ebook]
            http://www.learning-perl.com/

       The tutorial started in the Llama continues in the Alpaca, which
       introduces the intermediate features of references, data structures,
       object-oriented programming, and modules:

       Intermediate Perl (the "Alpaca Book")
            by Randal L. Schwartz and brian d foy, with Tom Phoenix
                    foreword by Damian Conway
            ISBN 978-1-4493-9309-0 [2nd edition August 2012]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0459-1 [ebook]
            http://www.intermediateperl.com/

   References
       You might want to keep these desktop references close by your keyboard:

       Perl 5 Pocket Reference
            by Johan Vromans
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0370-9 [5th edition July 2011]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0813-1 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920018476/

       Perl Debugger Pocket Reference
            by Richard Foley
            ISBN 978-0-596-00503-0 [1st edition January 2004]
            ISBN 978-0-596-55625-9 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596005030/

       Regular Expression Pocket Reference
            by Tony Stubblebine
            ISBN 978-0-596-51427-3 [2nd edition July 2007]
            ISBN 978-0-596-55782-9 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596514273/

   Tutorials
       Beginning Perl
           (There are 2 books with this title)

            by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe
            ISBN 978-1-118-01384-7
            http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-1118013840.html

            by James Lee
            ISBN 1-59059-391-X [3rd edition April 2010 & ebook]
            http://www.apress.com/9781430227939

       Learning Perl (the "Llama Book")
            by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0358-7 [6th edition June 2011]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0458-4 [ebook]
            http://www.learning-perl.com/

       Intermediate Perl (the "Alpaca Book")
            by Randal L. Schwartz and brian d foy, with Tom Phoenix
                    foreword by Damian Conway
            ISBN 978-1-4493-9309-0 [2nd edition August 2012]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-0459-1 [ebook]
            http://www.intermediateperl.com/

       Mastering Perl
               by brian d foy
            ISBN 9978-1-4493-9311-3 [2st edition January 2014]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-6487-8 [ebook]
            http://www.masteringperl.org/

       Effective Perl Programming
            by Joseph N. Hall, Joshua A. McAdams, brian d foy
            ISBN 0-321-49694-9 [2nd edition 2010]
            http://www.effectiveperlprogramming.com/

   Task-Oriented
       Writing Perl Modules for CPAN
            by Sam Tregar
            ISBN 1-59059-018-X [1st edition August 2002 & ebook]
            http://www.apress.com/9781590590188

       The Perl Cookbook
            by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington,
                with Foreword by Larry Wall
            ISBN 978-0-596-00313-5 [2nd Edition August 2003]
            ISBN 978-0-596-15888-0 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003135/

       Automating System Administration with Perl
            by David N. Blank-Edelman
            ISBN 978-0-596-00639-6 [2nd edition May 2009]
            ISBN 978-0-596-80251-6 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596006396

       Real World SQL Server Administration with Perl
            by Linchi Shea
            ISBN 1-59059-097-X [1st edition July 2003 & ebook]
            http://www.apress.com/9781590590973

   Special Topics
       Regular Expressions Cookbook
            by Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan
            ISBN 978-1-4493-1943-4 [2nd edition August 2012]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-2747-7 [ebook]
            http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023630.do

       Programming the Perl DBI
            by Tim Bunce and Alligator Descartes
            ISBN 978-1-56592-699-8 [February 2000]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-8670-2 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565926998

       Perl Best Practices
            by Damian Conway
            ISBN 978-0-596-00173-5 [1st edition July 2005]
            ISBN 978-0-596-15900-9 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596001735

       Higher-Order Perl
            by Mark-Jason Dominus
            ISBN 1-55860-701-3 [1st edition March 2005]
            free ebook http://hop.perl.plover.com/book/
            http://hop.perl.plover.com/

       Mastering Regular Expressions
            by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
            ISBN 978-0-596-52812-6 [3rd edition August 2006]
            ISBN 978-0-596-55899-4 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596528126

       Network Programming with Perl
            by Lincoln Stein
            ISBN 0-201-61571-1 [1st edition 2001]
            http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Network-Programming-with-Perl/9780201615715.page

       Perl Template Toolkit
            by Darren Chamberlain, Dave Cross, and Andy Wardley
            ISBN 978-0-596-00476-7 [December 2003]
            ISBN 978-1-4493-8647-4 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596004767

       Object Oriented Perl
            by Damian Conway
                with foreword by Randal L. Schwartz
            ISBN 1-884777-79-1 [1st edition August 1999 & ebook]
            http://www.manning.com/conway/

       Data Munging with Perl
            by Dave Cross
            ISBN 1-930110-00-6 [1st edition 2001 & ebook]
            http://www.manning.com/cross

       Mastering Perl/Tk
            by Steve Lidie and Nancy Walsh
            ISBN 978-1-56592-716-2 [1st edition January 2002]
            ISBN 978-0-596-10344-6 [ebook]
            http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565927162

       Extending and Embedding Perl
            by Tim Jenness and Simon Cozens
            ISBN 1-930110-82-0 [1st edition August 2002 & ebook]
            http://www.manning.com/jenness

       Pro Perl Debugging
            by Richard Foley with Andy Lester
            ISBN 1-59059-454-1 [1st edition July 2005 & ebook]
            http://www.apress.com/9781590594544

   Free (as in beer) books
       Some of these books are available as free downloads.

       Higher-Order Perl: <http://hop.perl.plover.com/>

       Modern Perl: <http://onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/>

   Other interesting, non-Perl books
       You might notice several familiar Perl concepts in this collection of
       ACM columns from Jon Bentley. The similarity to the title of the major
       Perl book (which came later) is not completely accidental:

       Programming Pearls
            by Jon Bentley
            ISBN 978-0-201-65788-3 [2 edition, October 1999]

       More Programming Pearls
            by Jon Bentley
            ISBN 0-201-11889-0 [January 1988]

   A note on freshness
       Each version of Perl comes with the documentation that was current at
       the time of release. This poses a problem for content such as book
       lists. There are probably very nice books published after this list was
       included in your Perl release, and you can check the latest released
       version at <http://perldoc.perl.org/perlbook.html> .

       Some of the books we've listed appear almost ancient in internet scale,
       but we've included those books because they still describe the current
       way of doing things. Not everything in Perl changes every day.  Many of
       the beginner-level books, too, go over basic features and techniques
       that are still valid today. In general though, we try to limit this
       list to books published in the past five years.

   Get your book listed
       If your Perl book isn't listed and you think it should be, let us know.
       <mailto:perl5-porters@perl.org>

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