December 24, 2004

Tips, Tricks and Thoughts from Perl Legend

PRESS RELEASE - Berkeley, CAâ22 December 2004âItâs nearly impossible to talk about the growth and success of Perl without mentioning Randal Schwartz. As the co-author of the infamous Programming Perl and Learning Perl, Schwartz is one of the leading advocates and teachers of this ubiquitous language.

Since Schwartz has been published in a wide variety of print and online journals, taking advantage of all his writings isnât easy. Wanting to offer Perl aficionados a comprehensive collection of Schwartzâs best articles, Apress and Schwartz have come together to publish Randal Schwartzâs Perls of Wisdom. The book contains over seventy of his most popular articles, along with added commentary by Schwartz himself. Appropriate for all levelsâfrom newbies to old hacksâthis book, complete with insider tips and tricks, is an obvious must-have for any Perl programmer.

Highlights of Randal Schwartzâs Perls of Wisdom:

⢠Written by one of the foremost experts on Perl
⢠Contains over 70 fascinating articles on various facets of the Perl language, with added commentary to reflect his present views on the topics
⢠Offers exclusive commentary and insights

âAll in all, Iâve written over 200 magazine articles and contributed to a half-dozen best selling books on Perl. This makes me the worldâs busiest Perl print author, of which Iâm rather proud. Knowing this, Apress approached me about taking the best and most frequently referenced of my already legendary column articles, and turning them into a smart-to-read book. I let them pick the best 70-or-so columns (with a bit of nudging here and there), and insisted that they be published in a manner that was historically accurate,â according to Schwartz.

To read more about Randal Schwartzâs Perls of Wisdom or the author, or to view a table of contents and sample chapter, please select this title in our online catalog at

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Randal Schwartz is one of the bestselling authors of all time, having been fortunate enough to coauthor two of the seminal books on learning Perl: Programming Perl and Learning Perl. Randal has also contributed articles to UNIX Review, Web Techniques, Sys Admin, and Linux Magazine.


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Randalâs Schwartzâs Perls of Wisdom
Randal Schwartz
Published 20 December 2004 * ISBN: 1-59059-323-5 * $34.99 * 360 pages"

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