Perl debugger pocket reference

The Perl Debugger Pocket Reference provides complete coverage in a conveniently small package.Maybe you write code so clean you never have to look at it twice. opx-p1200794Or perhaps you’d rather focus your energies on writing clean code, rather than learning about the debugger.

But if you need to learn about the Perl debugger in a hurry, the Perl Debugger Pocket Reference is the book you’ll want to have close by. And you can always keep a copy on hand to share with programmers who need it more than you do.

Perl debugger pocket reference

O’Reilly’s Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you’ve reached a sticking point in your work and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Perl Debugger Pocket Reference will get you back on the right track.

From the reviews on Amazon:

“Perl Debugger Pocket Reference” is a relativly short introduction into the command line Perl Debugger (perl -d option). You will find the following main chapters in this book:
– Introductory chapters (partly meta chapters not about the debugger but about good programming)
– Debugger Commands
– Debugger Variables
– Debugging Options
– Debugger Internals, Quick reference, rest
When I bought this book I had hoped for a “…Pocket Guide” and not a “…Pocket Reference” (deeper coverage). I consider this not an extreme “…Pocket Reference” (like e.g. “Perl Pocket Reference”) because this book contains examples for each of the commands and options that it describes. For me examples are the most important part in technical books.
The language, the printing and the index (there is an alphabetic index) are of the usual high O’Reilly standard).

Try it for yourself.

Request Tracker

RT Essentials, co-written by one of the RT’s original core developers, Jesse Vincent, starts off with a quick background opx-p1200796lesson about ticketing systems and then shows you how to install and configure RT.

This comprehensive guide explains how to perform day-to-day tasks to turn your RT server into a highly useful tracking tool. One way it does this is by examining how a company could use RT to manage its internal processes.

Advanced chapters focus on developing add-on tools and utilities using Perl and Mason. There’s also chapter filled with suggested uses for RT inside your organization.

From the reviews on Amazon:

When I first started learning about RT and how to apply the utility to our business, I needed a book that was simple and easy to understand. This taught me all the fundamentals and the examples were easy to follow.


Request Tracker (RT) is a great product. I am the only sysadmin at a small company, and having an automated tracking system is going to be an immense benefit for me. I bought “RT Essentials” to help me get up to speed on RT3 really quickly. And, since it was written by the programmer who’s responsible for RT, the book had lots of detail and tips.

Check it out for yourself.