January 4, 2005

Perl 6 Now: A New Book from Apress

Julie Miller writes "Berkeley, CAâ3 January 2005 Perl 6 has been in the works since 1999, and the community is anxiously anticipating the upcoming public release. But with the excitement comes nervousness about needing to learn a whole new set of code, procedures and rules. However, Perl acolytes need not worry. Many of the best loved Perl 5 features have been improved on in Perl 6, and many exciting new features have also been added, with an emphasis on intuitive functionality, and faster, cleaner, more reliable code.

To make the transition even easier, Apress has published Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5 by Scott Walters. Written for the intermediate to advanced Perl user, this book explains how the new and updated features work, and shows how these features can be implemented now in production-level code using Perl 5 and some clever coding techniques.

Emphasizing that Perl 6 builds upon the best of Perl 5, Walters enthuses âPerl 6 is perlier Perl. Some themes repeated throughout Perl 5 come back with a vengeance in Perl 6.â

Highlights of Perl 6 Now:

⢠Gives an early glimpse into how Perl 6 works
⢠Discusses many of the exciting core features of Perl 6 - threads, variable interpolation, multithreading invocation, lightweight arrays, strong type checking, module precompilation, and many more. Some are updated from Perl 5; some are completely new
⢠Introduces PONIE, which allows code from Perl 5 and 6 to coexist in the same program
⢠Clearly explains the integration of Perl with other languages

Apress Authors: The Expertâs Voiceâ¢

Scott Walters is a Perl expert hailing from Minnesota, who often speaks at Pheonix Perl Mongers events, maintains http://projects.netbsd.org, and works on numerous other Perl-related projects. He is also the current webmaster and programmer for the Pariyatti Book Service, a publisher, importer, and retailer of texts on Vipassana meditation and the teachings of the Buddha.

To read more about Perl 6 Now or the author, or to view a table of contents and sample chapter, please select this title in our online catalog at www.apress.com


About Apress

All Apress titles are available at bookstores nationwide, online booksellers, and from Springer New York, Inc. at 800-777-4643; fax 201.348.4505. Contact us for more information at sales@apress.com.

For a review copy, author interview, cover file, or more information about Apress' innovative approach to publishing, contact Julie Miller at 510-549-5930, extension 126, or write to julie@apress.com.

Apress L.P., based in Berkeley, California, is a fast-growing publisher of technical books devoted to meeting the needs of information technology professionals. Apress is dedicated to publishing titles of the highest quality and has compiled a team of authors that reads like a veritable "Who's Who" of the computing industry.

Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5

Scott Walters
Published 27 December 2004
ISBN: 1-59059-395-2 * $39.99* 424 pages"

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