Thursday, February 16, 2006

brian d foy on "Intermediate Perl" and "Mastering Perl"

This week, Perlcast is featuring another podcast interview with brian d foy. In this interview we talk about the newly renamed book, "Intermediate Perl". We also discuss a new project that brian is working on, "Mastering Perl". Listen to find out how you can help be a part of this developing book.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Book Give-Away

I forgot to mention in my previous post that O'Reilly generously offered to give away a few promotional copies of "Time Management for System Administrators" to Perlcast listeners. I'll be accepting entries for the give-away through February 25th 2006. All that you have to do to enter is send an email to perlcast-at-gmail-dot-com and let me know that you want to be in the contest.

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Interview with Tom Limoncelli

Recently, I interviewed Tom Limoncelli about a new book that he has written called "Time Management for System Administrators". You might remember Tom from an earlier title, "The Practice of System and Network Administration".

The new book, focuses specifically on how system administrators can better manage what they do and what is expected of them so as to get more done, meet expectations, and reclaim the 40 (or at least 50) hour work week. Tom provides tips that can be used by anyone in the technical field, but as a long time system administrator himself, he tuned this book for the needs of our ever so helpful cohorts who keep our systems alive.

Tom also wanted me to mention that he recently started working at Google and that they are hiring... from what I hear, free soda!

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Interview with Chris Pine

Well, I'm straying a little away from the world of Perl this week and releasing an interview with Chris Pine about his new book, "Learn to Program". This book is part of the Pragmatic Programmers "Facets of Ruby" series of books. Though it is not about Perl, it is interesting to hear Chris' reasons for using Ruby as a teaching language.