in reply to Online Tutorial To Get Started
For getting started with Perl, see the links below:
From the documentation that ships with Perl:
Other getting started links:
- Getting Started with Perl (from our Tutorials section)
- Discipulus library by Discipulus (see "learning and teaching Perl" section)
- Re: Real Life Perl Exercises (comprehensive list by planetscape)
- Swallowing an elephant in 10 easy steps by ELISHEVA (Describes how she tackles big problems to keep moving forward rather than going around in circles)
- What is the best way to master perl
- Re: Perl Exercises: For Beginners
- Problems to solve for Perl Beginners
- Small Perl quests for a beginner?
- Reflections on Skills of the Skillful
- In need of guidance
- Perl Puzzles
- Additional exercises for "Learning Perl" book?
- Want to be a part of a project
- Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
- Whats the average time taken to learn Perl?
- Re^2: Bling Bling (or: Teaching Perl to Teenagers)
- Learning Fundamentals: Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Perl
- Best ways of learning Perl!
- seeking direction to start with perl
- how can I learn well
- Recommended Reading
- Learning PERL
- How does one learn perl programming efficiently - if they do not come from computer science background?
- Recomendations For Learning perl?
- Learning Perl by Doing
- Trudging along the learning perl path.
- Free eLearning material for Perl?
- Advice for Perl teaching
- RFC: Self Assessment Perl by LanX (quiz to test how well you really know Perl, used at his workplace)
Recent Getting Started Nodes (2020)
- Old Programmer New To Perl by storm5510 (see especially first reply by haukex)
- latest perl book.
- RFC: Perl Learning Plan by Leitz
- How is Perl for automation? by fidodido
Extra Book References Added Later
Some book and other recommendations:
- learn.perl.org basic book list, see especially Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl by merlyn (longer book list)
- Modern Perl (by chromatic - fantastic free intro to Perl for decent programmers who are not familiar with perl)
- perlmaven (by szabgab - lots of good free stuff here)
- Perl Taster (Kindle) (by davorg - not free but very cheap)
- Re: latest perl book. by davido
- Book Reviews (Perl Monks Book Reviews section)
Modern Perl assumes you're already decent at programming, so it elides some basic stuff in favor of explaining how Perl works from philosophy to programming in the large. Learning Perl assumes you've never programmed before, so it spends more time on the basics, covers less of the language, and doesn't explore the philosophy of Perl in as much detail.
See also: List of PM nodes discussing Perl books
Update: Added more references