Inspired by the DFT Bookcase over at the DFT Digest blog, I decided to create pointers to the technical books I use every day in my work. (Yes, I looked the ones strewn about my desk and next to the computer, rather than those arranged neatly (and less used) on my bookshelf. Perhaps you'll discover a title or two that will help you.
|Great book for learning Perl -- it's how I learned, going through it from cover to cover. And I still use it for a basic reference.|
|A surprisingly useful book. I can't count the number of times that I needed to solve some puzzle in Perl, and found it already grokked in this book.|
|Lots of good ideas here. When you are going to pick a coding style, why not follow what they've already figured out?|
|My newest addition. I'm enjoying working through it to learn about references, packages, and object-oriented Perl.|
|Programming Perl is the "bible", though personally it's not my favorite. And I find Larry Wall's humour distracting.|
|My go-to book for Tcl.|
|Because, sometimes, a good ol' shell script is enough.|