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Re: Where Do I Go Next?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 16, 2011 at 22:05 UTC ( #914891=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Where Do I Go Next?

My final thought was just rereading Learning Perl again and again until I had the whole book memorized. That sounds pretty boring and I'm sure many will agree with me on that.

How many perl program did you create in the course of reading Learning Perl? Did you put them in version control?

I suggest next, you read, but this time, do each of the (~3 on avg) exercises listed at the end of chapters 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11

After each chapter, after doing the exercises, write a short review, compare it to a similar chapter in Learning Perl. Try to figure out if you learned something new, how you liked the way the information was presented, was the pace better, did you have to unlearn something...

Next I would go to Perl Exercises: For Beginners :) and first do the .edu computer science courses exercises, then some project euler exercises (say first 10)

Then I would take a long break, then come back and review your progress, and review some concepts that gave you trouble during the exercises

Then i would do one or two of the katas -- and put each part into version control

At this point, I would read through Modern Perl, and explore the modern ways to solve some of the exercises you've done so far -- this is where having lots and lots of little programs in version control helps you :)

Next I would start solving real problem , and maybe do another euler exercise and a kata in between :)

Good luck

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Re^2: Where Do I Go Next?
by perl.j (Pilgrim) on Jul 16, 2011 at 22:09 UTC
    Thank You sooo much. The only thing I'm not going to do is "take a long break". I will of course take breaks but they will be short. If I take long breaks I get stupid :). Thanks again for the advice.

      The only thing I'm not going to do is "take a long break". I will of course take breaks but they will be short. If I take long breaks I get stupid :)

      :) By long I mean a more than two days, but no more than two weeks -- getting back up-to-speed after a break requires practice; and well organized notes (cheatsheet)

        Ya, that makes a lot more sense. Would be nice if you had a username besides Anonymous Monk so that I would know who you are :).
        A Newbie To Perl

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