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These online tutorials can provide an introduction to Perl so you can start
writing your own scripts. Nevertheless, they don't teach everything there is
to know about the language and one should still take care to learn all other
things on his own from other resources.
If you prefer a tutorial in something else besides English, check the
<a href="./localized/">foreign languages page</a>
<h2 id="our_list">Our List of Tutorials</h2>
Intended for People with basic knowledge of C or something similar or even no
knowledge of any programming language at all. Contains verbose slides filled
with explanation, examples and anecdotes. Covers a basic subset of Perl,
without too many "other ways to do it". (you are still expected to read the
POD documents after the second lecture)
A comprehensive book for beginners by Simon Cozens that is available online.
Aims to teach Perl even for people with no prior experience in programming
at all. Probably your best bet, unless you don't want to read too much to get
<h3 id="perl5_wiki"><a href="http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?recommended_online_tutorials">A
List of Recommended Online Tutorials</a></h3>
An authoritative list of recommended tutorials.
<h3 id="perldoc_tutorials"><a href="http://perldoc.perl.org/index-tutorials.html">The Perldoc
The tutorials that ship as part of the perl core. Start with
<a href="http://perldoc.perl.org/perlintro.html">perlintro</a> and
<a href="http://perldoc.perl.org/index-tutorials.html">then continue with
Beginners Introduction to Perl</a></h3>
A 6-part tutorial that covers the basics without too many details. Again,
reading the man pages is expected afterwards, but this tutorial should get
href="http://www.slideshare.net/davorg/lpw-begin">LPW: Beginners Perl by Dave
Presentation slides by Dave Cross.
<h2 id="advanced">Tutorials for Advanced Users</h2>
We don't know of any tutorials for advanced users in English, but
<a href="$(ROOT)/books/#with_prev_knowledge">there are some books just
for that</a>, some of which are freely available online.
<h2 id="other_lists">Other Lists</h2>
Several tutorials as hosted on the popular "Perlmonks.org" site. Cover various
<h3 id="perlmeme"><a href="http://perlmeme.org/">Perlmeme.org</a></h3>
Several tutorials, "Frequently Asked Questions", and "Howto" documents
on various subjects.
<h2 id="video">Video Tutorials</h2>
These are video tutorials (and so-called screencasts), that are used to
introduce Perl for beginners.
<h3 id="show_me_do"><a href="http://showmedo.com/videos/series?name=perlDevijverPerlIntroSeries">ShowMeDo's
"Introduction to Perl" series by Steven Devijver</a></h3>
Several basic videos introducing Perl for beginners available on the
<a href="http://showmedo.com/">ShowMeDo site</a>