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Re: Complete Beginner Looking for Advise!

February 6, 2002 18:00
Re: Complete Beginner Looking for Advise!
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Hi everyone,

I'm a complete newbie to perl and programming.  I'm a computer science 
freshman at Cal Poly SLO, and am only in CPE 102 where we are studying the 
fundamentals of JAVA.  However, because I make websites I am very interested 
in perl, and would like to begin pursueing that language.  

Are there any web tutorials/references that you have found that are 
well-written and straight-forward?

Also which books would you recommend to someone with limited programming 
experience and no perl?

If you have any other advise or tidbits, like what you wish you had done 
different when you were learning perl, or if I should learn another language 
before perl, etc, etc, please let me know.  My ultimate goal is to be able to 
build a classified page for my website to my liking, however that is quite a 
task and I realize it will be a while before I am able to do that.  I want to 
learn the basics well, and go on from there.

I thank you for your advise!  Hopefully in the future I'll be able to 
understand what you guys are talking about.  Right now I read it and nod my 
head and smile!  ;)

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