I have been coding in c,c++ for many years, now I need to ramp up on perl within 3 weeks, can you please suggest what all books do I need to buy or I can learn advanced perl from some online website ?

Get the latest edition of "Perl BookShelf References" (on CD). 5 or 6 books on the CD, including "Learning Perl" and "Advanced Perl Programming" (at least last ime I checked they were included).

You can download (or simply read) a few perl books for free from this site:


They are getting a little old but are still relevant for the most part.

"Data Munging" by Dave Cross is also excellent.

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A great book for re-usable recipes for just about anything you want to do with Perl is The Perl Cookbook.