Picking grapes with a badly cut finger in France 2011 [cc-by-sa-3.0 Steve Cook]

Steve Cook is a teaching fellow, plant enthusiast and Perl mis-user. Through a combination of youthful foolishness and adult inertia, he appears on the internet as an obsolete genus of fairy aprons.

He finds it awkward to write about himself in the third-person.

[Avatar, favicon, etc., based on Utricularia (Polypompholyx) mutifida CC-BY-SA-2.0 Ilena Gecan]


  1. Rajesh

    Hi Steve,

    Years ago, I got acquainted with perl using your tutorial available at “steve.gb.com/perl”. I see that it is no longer available either at your new site or the old one.

    I wanted to point some fresh grads in my team to your perl tutorial and get them started. Is there a way that I access that content?

    Your tutorial was(is) way too good compared to other ones available (for free) on the web and request you to get them online once again for everyone’s benefit.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. polypompholyx

    I’ve been considering this for a while. The problem is that it’s dead out of date, especially the stuff about objects (I might recommend Moose or some other framework these days, rather than hand-rolling them), so I’d need to go through each tutorial in turn and update it before publishing, as I wouldn’t want to put my name to something that’s become misleading through being 5 years behind the times. If I have time this term, I will spruce them up and republish them, but it’s quite a big if!

  3. polypompholyx

    OK, this is going to be a slow process, but I’ve started porting and updating the Perl tutorial materials now. Can’t say when I’ll have time to finish it, but hope this is of some help…

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