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This review is from: Programming the Perl DBI: Database programming with Perl (Paperback)
I picked up this book because I had a perl/sybase project. My opinion is that this is very limited book. Most people will only use Ch5 "Interacting with the database" - 25 pages. These important 25 pages lack organisation and logical structure. The book covers the perl DBI, by that I assumed everything to make a database work with perl - wrong! It covers exactly and only the DBI. Example: If you've been working with databases for more than a week you will want to know how to detect and respond to deadlocks. The word isn't even in the book. I should point out, you can handle deadlocks but that's in the DBI driver for your database and so it's not covered. The first week I used this book I liked it, I was copying chunks of source code and pasting it right into my application, by the second week I was searching the web.