Free Perl Books

Think Perl 6: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Think Perl 6

Think Perl 6: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist is an introduction to computer science and programming intended for people with little or no experience. This aim of this book is not primarily to teach Perl 6, but instead to teach the art of programming, using the Perl 6 language.

Exploring Programming Language Architecture in Perl

Exploring Programming Language Architecture in Perl

Exploring Programming Language Architecture in Perl is an online book using the Perl programming language to explore various aspects of programming language architecture.

Mastering Perl Second Edition

Mastering Perl Second Edition

The second edition of “Mastering Perl: Creating professional programs with Perl”, by Brian D Foyis, is now available on O’Reilly’s Chimera platform. You can read it online for free as it’s being written.

Using Perl 6

Using Perl 6

“Using Perl 6” is a work-in-progress. Perl 6 is versatile, intuitive, and flexible. It embraces several paradigms like procedural, object oriented, and functional programming, and offers powerful tools for parsing text. Perl 6 is the newest member of the family of languages known as Perl. It represents a major break in syntactic and semantic compatibility from Perl 5, thus the increase from 5 to 6.

Beginning Perl – Wrox

Beginning Perl

You can read in-progress manuscript of “Beginning Perl”, by Curtis “Ovid” Poe, via O’Reilly Media’s Open Feedback Publishing System. It provides the information and instruction you need to confidently get started with Perl.

Modern Perl

Free eBook: Modern Perl

Free eBook “Modern Perl” by chromatic – a Perl hacker and author involved in improving the quality of software by promoting open source, testing, and good software development.

Perl & LWP

Free online book: Perl & LWP

Free online book “Perl & LWP” by Sean M. Burke. Perl & LWP includes many step-by-step examples that show how to apply the various techniques.

Learning Perl the Hard Way

Free book “Learning Perl the Hard Way” by Allen B. Downey. This free perl book is for people who already know how to program in another language, but don’t know Perl.

Perl 5 Internals

A hands-on introduction to how the perl interpreter works internally, how to go about testing and fixing bugs in the interpreter, and what the internals are likely to look like in the future of Perl, Perl 6.

Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason

Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason

Mason is a powerful text templating tool for embedding Perl in text. The Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason book documents the HTML::Mason framework in detail, including chapters on component syntax, Mason object APIs, a sample site walkthrough, recipes, and details on Mason’s advanced features and how to use them.