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Perl 6 Fundamentals

A Primer with Examples, Projects, and Case Studies

Authors: Lenz, Moritz

  • Helps you begin coding with Perl 6 using hands-on examples
  • Learn how to work with persisent storage
  • Teaches you how to write applications such as a Unicode search tool and usage graph
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About this book

Gain the skills to begin developing Perl 6 applications from the ground up in this hands-on compact book, which includes a foreword from Larry Wall, creator of Perl. You’ll learn enough to get started building with Perl 6, using Perl 6’s gradual typing, handy object orientation features, powerful parsing capabilities, and human-usable concurrency. After a short introduction, each chapter develops a small example project, explaining the Perl 6 features used. When the example is done, you’ll explore another aspect, such as optimizing further for readability or testing the code. 
Along the way you’ll see Perl 6 basics, such as variables and scoping; subroutines; classes and objects; regexes; and code testing. When you’ve mastered the basics, Perl 6 Fundamentals moves onto more advanced topics to give you a deeper understanding of the language. You’ll learn, amongst other things, how to work with persistent storage, how to generate good error messages, and how to write tricky applications such as a file and directory usage graph and a Unicode search tool.

What You'll Learn

  • Get coding with Perl 6
  • Work on several hands-on examples and projects
  • Integrate Python libraries into your Perl 6 programs
  • Parse INI files using regexes and grammars
  • Build a date time converter 
  • Carry out refactoring and other automated tests
Who This Book Is For

If you already know one or more programming languages, and want to learn about Perl 6, this book is for you.

About the authors

Moritz Lenz is a Perl 6 core developer. He has contributed significantly to the official test suite, the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, and is the initiator of the official Perl 6 documentation project. He has also authored several modules, and runs infrastructure for the Perl 6 community. In his day job, he develops Perl 5 and Python code, and maintains a Continuous Delivery system for his employer.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $19.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2898-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perl 6 Fundamentals
Book Subtitle
A Primer with Examples, Projects, and Case Studies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Moritz Lenz
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2899-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2899-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2898-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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