My name is Damien and I live in France.
I share a small appartment at the feet of the Alps with 3 beautiful girls: my daughters and their mother (who, by a funny coincidence, also happens to be my wife).
I have been an embedded system engineer since 2000 and have worked for 2 companies:
- an American firm specialized in payment systems in Atlanta, GA then Philadelphia, PA
- a European microelectronics company in Grenoble, France
I have mainly programmed in C on embedded systems (8-bit 8051 for smart card applications and 32-bit SH4 for video decoder system-on-chips).
My career is moving towards testing/quality assurance. In order to automate testing tools, I have undertaken the learning of the Perl scripting language.
I have had three days of Perl beginner's class and have purchased the "Programming Perl" O'Reilly book by Lary Wall (father of Perl), Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant. It is also referred to as the "Camel book" because of the front cover (although it is really a dromedary, which goes to show that Perl programmers are not natural science buffs). Here it is in all its splendor:
"Learning Perl" book may be better suited to learning the language but I don't have it at home. We'll just have to dig through the Camel book and look for help on the web.
How about your background? What is your goal for learning Perl? Are you starting/writing a blog also?
French words of the day:
- "un chameau": a camel (two lumps)
- "un dromadaire": a dromedary (one lump)
- Learning how to run a blog
- How to get Perl and set up your environment (Windows and Linux)?
- Hello World program
- Search Engine Optimization for your blog