Many years ago, I wrote a book called Data Munging with Perl. People were kind enough to say nice things about it. A few people bought copies. I made a bit of money. Recently I re-read it.
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Review Synopsis: DMwP is a readable, practical and informative guide to manipulating data using Perl 5. It contains more knowledge than you'd think could fit into a handy pages. I can personally recommend DMwP to eternal amateurs like myself.
For any real programmers reading this review, I'll quote the forward by Damian Conway: " It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, you're definately holding the right book. I'm currently reading this book, with a great degree of interest. For the first time I'm reading a book written by a tangible person, somehow this makes a difference. More importantly the subject is what I do everyday; sometimes it's fun, I suspect there is potential for it to be more fun.
My route through the book is the introduction, appendix B, and then sequentially through the chapters. Due to the self-taught nature of my Perl skills, I am ever alert for rudiments I overlooked.
He's definitely be buying it. Used the word "data sink" to a manger, who then left me to my work, I assume it sounded more important than his task. Post your questions below, and maybe we can get the author to answer a few. Question 1: The publisher mentions your association with Perlmonth , why no mention of PerlMonks?
Answer 1: PerlMonks does get a couple of mentions tho' it seems that only one made it into the index. I think that the publisher sees PerlMonth as more of a 'real' magazine even tho' it now seems to be defunct. Also, to be honest, a lot of the publicity blurb was written some time ago, when I was spending more time on PerlMonth stuff than on PerlMonks.
In my opinion terrible errors ocurred during translation partial code, partial only!! If any brazilian portuguese speakers read this Do you have the contact details of the publisher? I'd love to get my hands on a copy. On first page has " Published by arrangement with original publisher, Manning Publications Co. Username: Password: remember me What's my password? How do I use this? Other CB clients Other Users? The St. Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?
Yes No. Results 37 votes. Check out past polls. Item Description: Techniques for data recognition, parsing, transformation and filtering Review Synopsis: DMwP is a readable, practical and informative guide to manipulating data using Perl 5. Replies are listed 'Best First'. Jesse reads DMwP. After a bit of research I bought this book last week, I'm just sorry that I didn't buy it months ago.
I like the style that it's written in, and it's chock-a-block full of useful information. I've been writing Perl hacking at it really for about six months now, and this is just the sort of stuff that I need to improve my skills. And I find it's really geared towards the sort of work I do. I've already recommended this to my fellow work-mates high praise indeed! Brilliant book, in my opinion essential for any Perl library! Yes No Results 37 votes. PerlMonks graciously bestowed by Tim Vroom.
PerlMonks was recently assimilated by The Perl Foundation. We don't bite newbies here Data Munging with Perl by ybiC Prior. Need Help?? Order Data Munging with Perl Item Description: Techniques for data recognition, parsing, transformation and filtering Review Synopsis: DMwP is a readable, practical and informative guide to manipulating data using Perl 5. Perhaps we can hear a bit straight from the horses mouth, a perlmonks exclusive interview perhaps. I can't believe that anyone's really that interested in my opinions, but here goes : Answer 1: PerlMonks does get a couple of mentions tho' it seems that only one made it into the index.
I've accumulated 5 or 6 books on Perl by this time, mostly very good, but a couple were quite bad to say the least, so I've decided to be more selective and do a little more research before I spend any of my hard-earned cash from now on reading these book reviews, looking at the publishers website, authors background, etc.
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Data Munging with Perl
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Catch up on stories from the past week and beyond at the Slashdot story archive. Data Munging with Perl author David Cross pages publisher Manning Publications rating 9 reviewer chromatic ISBN summary Dave explores Perl's unique and compelling abilities tomanage and manipulate data of all types, sizes, and shades. The Scoop Larry Wall, so goes the story, needed to glue together two systems on opposite sides of the country. Calling on the virtues of Laziness why throw together something for just one job and Hubris why not write a new language?
Having lifted a definition from the Jargon File for data munging Cross summarises the term simply as "taking data that is in one format and converting it into another. This book pitches itself as one which will help the perl programmer create more efficient data-munging code while "introducing new techniques, as well as novel uses for familiar methods. Before part one of the book is over the reader has had a brush up on issues such as; decoupling, filtering, logging, complex sorting, DBI, benchmarking and regexen. Initially, covering so much in just 78 pages may sound like a tall order, however, each chapter in the book is topped off by an honest 'further information' section which can be referred to for more in-depth coverage. It is reassuring to see that Manning have allowed those sections to cite books from competing publishers. Assumed prior knowledge is highlighted in the preface, and anyone with some perl5 experience should have no problems following the pace, especially with the healthy amount of brief but well-targetted examples which support the subject matter throughout. Part 2 of the book takes the reader through the munging of unstructured and record-structured data.