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Just returning

by basicdez (Pilgrim)
on Jan 24, 2007 at 22:41 UTC ( #596365=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

basicdez has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I know that you guys have been very busy. I am just returning to the field after an almost 3 year vacation. Any pointers on bringing me up to speed quickly would be most appreciated!
peace, LOVE and ((code)) basicdez

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Re: Just returning
by GrandFather (Saint) on Jan 24, 2007 at 22:47 UTC

    Always use strictures in your Perl code (use strict; use warnings;).

    Always preview your nodes and edit as required before clicking create

    Never use pre tags in PM nodes.

    Use Super Search before you write up a SoPW.

    Don't plagiarise.

    Welcome and enjoy your time here. ;)

    Update: fix spelling

    DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel
      Thanks I will be sure to use your advice. It is much appreciated.
      peace, LOVE and ((code)) basicdez
Re: Just returning
by liverpole (Monsignor) on Jan 24, 2007 at 23:17 UTC
    Hi basicdez,

    ++Grandfather for some great suggestions.

    Let me add a couple of my own ...

    Use Data::Dumper whenever you're in doubt what your data looks like.

    Ask short questions in the Chatterbox -- people are often quick to give great advice there.

    Experiment with new concepts, and they'll quickly become part of your repertoire.

    Use a debugger of your choice.  My personal favorites are print and printf. ;-)

    Treat others the way you'd like to be treated.

    Share your own knowledge and experience; everyone has unique gifts to offer.

    Have as much fun as you can.  The journey is at least as important as the destination.

    Good luck!

      thanks for all of this advice. I have to admit, I feel a bit like a fish out of water, plus I found out that I got hired on as a consultant for 1/2 the cost of this other guy who started on the same day as me! I hate Korporate Amerika. I just need some more confidence so that I can demand the BIG BUCKS!
      peace, LOVE and ((code)) basicdez
Re: Just returning
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jan 25, 2007 at 00:27 UTC

    This works fine in many situations:


    What did you really mean?

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