Mastering Perl, 2nd Edition

Take the next step toward Perl mastery with advanced concepts that make coding easier, maintenance simpler, and execution faster. Mastering Perl isn’t a collection of clever tricks, but a way of thinking about Perl programming for solving debugging, configuration, and many other real-world problems you’ll encounter as a working programmer.

The third in O’Reilly’s series of landmark Perl tutorials (after Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl), this fully upated edition pulls everything together and helps you bend Perl to your will.

  • Explore advanced regular expressions features
  • Avoid common problems when writing secure programs
  • Profile and benchmark Perl programs to see where they need work
  • Wrangle Perl code to make it more presentable and readable
  • Understand how Perl keeps track of package variables
  • Define subroutines on the fly
  • Jury-rig modules to fix code without editing the original source
  • Use bit operations and bit vectors to store large data efficiently
  • Learn how to detect errors that Perl doesn’t report
  • Dive into logging, data persistence, and the magic of tied variables

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Advanced Regular Expressions
Chapter 2. Secure Programming Techniques
Chapter 3. Perl Debuggers
Chapter 4. Profiling Perl
Chapter 5. Benchmarking Perl
Chapter 6. Cleaning Up Perl
Chapter 7. Symbol Tables and Typeglobs
Chapter 8. Dynamic Subroutines
Chapter 9. Modifying and Jury-Rigging Modules
Chapter 10. Configuring Perl Programs
Chapter 11. Detecting and Reporting Errors
Chapter 12. Logging
Chapter 13. Data Persistence
Chapter 14. Working with Pod
Chapter 15. Working with Bits
Chapter 16. The Magic of Tied Variables
Chapter 17. Modules as Programs

Appendix A. Further Reading
Appendix B. brian’s Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

Book Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (January 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144939311X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449393113
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