Personally, I am an electronics engineering student. So, I am quite interested with programming languages and I really like to learn more about programming. Some of the programming languages that I learn is C, C++, HTML, PHP, Perl and so on and so forth.
Few months ago, I got interested in Perl language and I went to the MPH bookstore near my house to buy a book called "Learning Perl". This book is the 5th edition and it is updated with new information that covers Perl 5.10. Since I got so interested with Perl programming, I bought "Learning Perl".
"Learning Perl" is a good guide to learn Perl language. As we all know, learning a new programming language is not easy. It takes time to get used to the language. This book is a good guide for beginner because it is straight forward and not so hard to understand.
"Learning Perl" starts by introducing to readers about Perl and what is Perl programming language. Further, "Learning Perl" introduces on the basic of defining variables, operators, floating points and so on. At the back of the book, it includes some exercises as well as the answers. So, I can try the questions and refer to the answers.
Overall, "Learning Perl" is a good book to get started in Perl. If you are good, you can create your own program by creating CGI script using Perl programming language.