Re: What is Modern Perl?

Dave Cross reviewed Programming Perl for josetteorama. It’s no surprise to us that he likes the latest edition. Read more »

More Programming Perls to give away

Just when I’d mailed off my last Programming Perl, O’Reilly sends me five more. I think I was suppose to get these before YAPC, but it’s too late for that. Don’t they realize these are big, heavy books? Now I have to figure out how to give away five of these. Although we are arranging for the second printing, having sold out the first, these are still the first printing. Read more »

My first Camel royalties

I just made my first $4 on Programming Perl. O’Reilly Media just moved to a monthly (instead of quarterly) royalty report and payment. Now I get to the reports at the end of each month, although it’s for three months back. Royalties come three months after so booksellers have time to track inventory, send money back, and more troubling, return books they don’t want anymore. Read more »

Get your Camel signed, remotely

You can almost always get a signature from an author if you find them in person at a conference, Perl mongers event, or on the street, sometimes you don’t have those opportunities (especially since all of the authors are from the United States). Read more »

Programming Perl giveway winners

I had eight copies of Programming Perl to giveaway. They were making a mess out of my office and I wanted to get rid of them. I could have just stood on the street handing them out to morning commuters, but who wants to juggle a four pound book and a coffee at the same time? I challenged people to use Twitter to give me a reason they deserved one of these copies. There’s are the winners: Read more »

Get one of my 8 free copies of Programming Perl

I have eight print copies of Programming Perl that I want to give away. You can beg explain on Twitter, using my handle @briandfoy_perl, why you think you should get one of these copies for free. If Twitter isn’t your thing, you can enter the drawing by sending me a postcard from your hometown, using the contact info for The Perl Review. If you don’t like postcards, you’ll have to get creative. Maybe that means you post a picture of you with one of my other books somewhere. If you email me, though, you’re likely to get lost in my inbox. Read more »

20 years of Programming Perl

The first edition of Programming Perl, published 21 years ago, was actually Programming perl with a lowercase p. It was also before the time before the O’Reilly Perl books shifted to their blue color. The “Pink Camel” is the original, covering up through Perl 4. Tim O’Reilly himself was its editor. How’s that for prestige? Read more »