RE: Re[2]: Getting Started

I found the Learning Perl on Win32 to be a difficult book to start with.  I
had no prior programming experience and found that the book assumes lots of
prior knowledge.  Although in typical O'Reilly fashion the book is well
written and edited, it is just not written for the non-programmer types.
All is not lost.

Two free sources I have found to be very helpful and free.  Great news for
someone trying to get their feet wet.  

First Robert's PERL tutorial for Win32 novices.
http://www.netcat.co.uk/rob/perl/win32perltut.html

Second from www.Perl.com .
http://www.perl.com/pub/2000/10/begperl1.html

These two sources plus a download from ActiveState and you are on your way
learning Perl on Win32 for free.  If you like perl and programming after
that there are plenty of good resource to pay for.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Musson [mailto:Tim@Musson.net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:20 AM
To: beginners@perl.org
Subject: Re[2]: Getting Started


Hey Gary,

Tuesday, June 19, 2001, 8:03:23 AM, you wrote:

GLA> It's not too late, we can save you, use UNIX... come to the Dark
GLA> Side, Luke...
Dark side? I thought that was M$ - you know BORG, Dark Side, etc <g>

GLA> I'm only sort of kidding but hey, I use a PC as well. Dang
GLA> Microsoft.
8<------snip
GLA> For tactical tools, I use the ViM text editor (www.ViM.org) which
GLA> definitely can be intimidating to a DOS user, but since you seem
GLA> intent on learning to code from the ground up, you may as well
GLA> learn some good habits now. If you have a Linux machine you
GLA> already have ViM (hopefully).
8<------snip
CAD> Hi, Can anyone tell me how I can get started in programming with
CAD> Perl. I am new to computers and am using the windows millenium
CAD> software on my pc. Do I need to program in Dos to write and run
CAD> code or something else? Please help as I am desperate to get
CAD> started.

I would suggest "Learning Perl on Win32 Systems" - "The Llama book"
(3rd edition is out soon). Check www.oreily.com

I agree on the unix OS, but it is not always possible.  I currently
only run M$ :-(.

ViM - I love it (and recommend it). Not sure you want to learn VI and
Perl at one go... A good windows based text editor that I use as much
as ViM is www.TextPad.com (and yes there are others).

-- 
Tim@Musson.net
Using The Bat! eMail v1.53bis
Windows NT 5.0.2195 (Service Pack 1)
The software said it required Windows 3.1 or better so I installed Linux.

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