Beginning Perl Book Review

"Perl is a well-established programming language that has been developed through the time and effort of countless free software programmers into an immensely powerful tool that can be used on practically every operating system in the world. Perl started out as the 'Swiss army knife' of computer languages and was useful primarily by system administrators, but over time it's grown into a robust language used by web-developers and programmers worldwide. It's also a great way to learn programming techniques and develop your own style of coding." The goal of this book is to take the hand of the first time Perl programmer, to guide them through the basics and lead them all the way up to working with files/databases as well as perl-based web development (CGI).