This book is a great book for someone who is attempting to learn Web development technologies. There is so much to learn, and the flow of this book provides a great way to get started.
Perl is a family of high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages. The languages in this family include Perl 5 and Perl 6.
Though Perl is not officially an acronym, there are various backronyms in use, such as: Practical Extraction and Reporting Language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions. The latest major stable revision of Perl 5 is 5.18, released in May 2013. Perl 6, which began as a redesign of Perl 5 in 2000, eventually evolved into a separate language. Both languages continue to be developed independently by different development teams and liberally borrow ideas from one another.
To be a good programmer, you need to know how to solve problems, think logically and express yourself clearly. These are valuable skills to acquire, even if you don’t want a career in programming. No single computer language will do everything. Before you decide which one to learn, you need to know what each one is best suited for and what you want to accomplish.