Dear sisters and brothers,

it is my pleasure to announce that O'Reilly has posted an early release (i.e. incomplete and not fully edited version) of a new book on Perl 6:

Think Perl 6 - How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

by Laurent Rosenfeld (with Allen B. Downey)

Early Release Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4919-8048-4 | ISBN 10: 1-4919-8048-6

At this point, only the first seven chapters (about 150 pages out of a total 450 pages) are publicly available as HTML. The book is fully written, the rest only needs to be processed in O'Reilly's editing process, which should take another few weeks.

If you want to learn how to program and think like a computer scientist, this practical guide will get you started on your programming journey with Perl 6, the new version of the popular programming language. Ideal for beginners, Think Perl 6 contains numerous exercises with multiple solutions and over 1,000 code examples. Even experienced programmers will learn a lot from this book, especially those familiar with Perl 5.

In an interview with LinuxVoice (July 2015), Larry Wall said: “We do think that Perl 6 will be learnable as a first language.” Hopefully this book will contribute to make this happen.

If you see anything that would need to be corrected or that could be improved, please kindly send your comments to the following address: think (dot) perl6 (at) gmail (dot) com.

O'Reilly's page on this book: