Effective Perl Programming
I now have my copy of the new edition of Effective Perl Programming. I'm halfway through another book, a wedding on the 20th and some other major personal (good) news, so I won't be able to review it right away. However, a few quick notes:
- Covers 5.12.
- A full chapter on Unicode
- Good discussion of testing
- Recommends SQLite for a test database (I used to like this idea myself).
- Needs better coverage of Test::Class.
(Can you tell the one chapter I've already read?)
I don't think the testing points are that serious; there needs to be a far more in-depth treatment of testing and for this book, it can't possibly cover this area properly. I also noticed it had nice things to say about Moose, but didn't use it in examples. I think this was the right decision, but I wish it weren't.
And in Web sites it recommends, blogs.perl.org is listed, but use.perl.org is not. Rather interesting.
In any event, those were just a few things I noticed flipping through the book. I'll have a better description later. For now, suffice it to say that it looks very, very good. Just a few of the places I've taken the time to read are well-thought out and show lots of experience.