The Perl School brand has its roots in a series of low-cost
Perl training courses that Dave Cross ran in 2012. By running
low-cost training at the weekend, he hoped to encourage more
programmers to keep their Perl knowledge up to date. These
courses were run regularly for about a year before the idea
was put on hold for a while.
Dave always knew that he would want to return to the Perl
School brand at some point and late in 2017 he realised what
the obvious next step was low-cost Perl books. He had already
developed a pipeline for creating e-books from Markdown files
so it was a short step to republishing some of his training
materials as books.
If you are interested in writing a book for the Perl School
range, then please get in touch. We are
About Dave Cross
Dave Cross has been programming professionally since 1988 and
using Perl since 1996. In that time he has used Perl as a glue
language, for web development and as a general purpose
programming language. He is the author of Data Munging with
Perl (Manning, 2001) and a co-author of Perl Template
Toolkit (O’Reilly, 2003). He has also written articles about
Perl for The Perl Journal and Linux Format.
Dave has run training courses on Perl since 2001. He has run
in-house courses for companies ranging from investment banks to
dotcoms and he regularly runs public courses in London. He is
often invited to give training courses alongside open source
conferences like the UKUUG Spring Conference and the London Perl
Workshop. He is a regular speaker at both Perl and open source
Dave has been heavily involved in the Perl community for many
years. In 1998, he founded the London Perl Mongers, the first
Perl Users’ Group in Europe and he lead the group for its first
four years. He then became the International User Groups
Co-ordinator for the Perl Foundation. In 2004 he was awarded a
White Camel award for his services to the Perl community.
Dave owns and runs
Magnum Solutions, an open
source development consultancy based in London. The rumours
about the gold-plated cats were never true.