Perl 6 Now
The Core Ideas Illustrated With Perl 5eBook - 2005
Although Perl 6 will not be available for some time, there is an interest in the Perl community about its features and coding style--featured here are Perl 6 language features as well as an advanced teaching guide for Perl 5 programmers, with both Perl 5 and Perl 6 examples. Original. (Intermediate)
To help programmers keep pace with Perl upgrades, Walters (involved with the Phoenix Perl Mongers and other Perl projects) introduces the new and improved features of Perl 6 by building on Perl 5 Open Source design themes. E.g., a table compares Perl 5 and 6 operators. While he covers some topics for novices and programmers in other languages, the intended audience is Perl programmers curious/anxious about this "perlier Perl". Source code for the book is downloadable from an auxiliary Web site. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
* Perl 6 is not going to be available for quite a while, but, there is enormous interest in the Perl community (Perl use=14% and succeeds Linux and PHP in popularity) about its features and coding style / Many Perl 6-isms are suitable for production code and serious software development.
* Most up-to-date text possible on the Perl language.
* Walters assists with bimonthly Phoenix Perl Mongers user group meetings, often presenting. Presentations include demonstrations of his CPAN modules, current topics in software engineering, object-oriented programming techniques, information security, peer to peer architecture, ecommerce with credit card gateways, and other topics.