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Damian Conway

Author of Perl Best Practices

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About the Author

Based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Damian Conway is an effective teacher, an accomplished writer, and the author of several popular Perl modules. In 1998 he won the inaugural Larry Wall Award for Practical Utility.

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Birthdate
1964
Gender
male
Nationality
Australia

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Wow! Just, wow!

Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway is one of the most indispensable Perl books out there (just behind Learning Perl and Programming Perl). It goes, topic-by-topic over every single good programming practice you could possible ever need while programming Perl.

I read this book through the Safari Bookshelf, the O’Reilly ebook site, but am now seriously considering buying a dead-tree copy, so I can flip through its pages, using about a hundred bookmarks and highlighting every other page. Of course, I speak hyperbolically.

If you are a Perl hacker, this book will help turn your JAPHs into self-documenting code that will make angels weep with its inherent beauty. I have pretty clean coding practices myself, and I learned probably more than I can possibly apply to any single program.

Seriously, if you write Perl code for fun or profit, GET THIS BOOK!
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aethercowboy | 1 other review | Jul 21, 2010 |
An excellent Perl reference!

I follow alot of the recommendations in this book already, but there's some gems in here that make the book worthwhile.
 
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dvf1976 | 1 other review | Apr 23, 2008 |
After reading "Programming Perl", I thought I knew enough about object oriented Perl. Turns out I only skimmed the very surface. Damian Conway is a talented (technical) writer and an excellent teacher of Perl.

Object Oriented Perl is *the* book to read if you need to really understand how to use classes in Perl. I've learned quite a lot of neat tricks from the examples.

If you're buying only two books about Perl, make it "Programming Perl" and this one!
 
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john_smith | 2 other reviews | Jan 30, 2008 |
A classic Perl book. Well written. Good techniques. A must-read.
 
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nillacat | 2 other reviews | Oct 9, 2007 |

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