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Developers regularly estimate that they spend 60 to 80 per cent of their daily grind working with legacy code. This is particularly true with Perl - primarily due to Perl's flexible style and ad hoc origins, which means it is especially susceptible to maintenance problems.

We may just have the answer to your Perl Problems! the resource which all Perl programmers need to fully understand legacy code - even when it's bad; repair it; convert it to a better style; upgrade it to the latest version of Perl; maintain it; and find and fix its bugs. Perl Medic is the first book to explain how to understand, maintain, update, and improve existing Perl code.

In addition to massive discounts of up to 65 per cent, this week at The Register bookstore we're are also offering you all the opportunity to have a sneaky look at a sample chapter from one of our top selling titles, .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference. But wait, we've discounted that title too!

Why not browse the 'hot, must have' titles below:

  • Perl Medic
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    Contains the most comprehensive treatment of testing Perl programs ever published, as well as the most comprehensive discussion of Perl version differences.
  • Advanced PHP Programming
    RRP £36.50 - Reg price - £25.55 - Saving £10.95 (30%)
    Advanced PHP Programming fills a void, providing the definitive guide to developing PHP applications for performance, stability, and extensibility
  • .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1
    RRP £49.99 - Reg price - £34.99 - Saving £15.00 (30%)
    The long-awaited one-stop reference to the .NET class libraries, direct from the .NET Framework team at Microsoft. A must-have reference for all serious .NET developers.
  • First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies
    RRP £42.99 - Reg price - £30.09 - Saving £12.90 (30%)
    First Mile Advanced Access Technologies offers readers step-by-step, basic to advanced coverage of an end-to-end solution for optical networking.
  • OpenGL® Shading Language
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    The definitive reference and cookbook for the OpenGL Shading Language, the most exciting addition to OpenGL in years! Both a tutorial and a reference, with lots of practical examples.
  • IP Telephony Unveiled
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    IP Telephony Unveiled is a comprehensive overview of an important emerging technology that has already taken root in organizations around the world, written for the executives who will determine the strategies and investments for their organizations.
  • Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide
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    The only Cisco approved textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Wireless LANs curriculum. This book provides information beyond the curriculum for further study.
  • Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Network Security Lab Companion and Workbook
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    Security is a huge market and the Networking Academy is meeting the demand with a course and lab companion that is unlike any of its competitors. This is the only Cisco approved lab companion and workbook for the Fundamentals of Network Security course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
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    The demand for wireless courses that prepare students for wireless certification and the core knowledge of wireless equipment and technology has grown significantly within the past year.

This weeks alternative titles, discounted by up to 65%, include a guide for searching with Google, a helping hand to your next Pay Rise, and a how to guide to interior design.

  • Easy Google
    RRP £9.99 - Reg price - £6.99 - Saving £3.00 (30%)
    As easy as Google seems, it is still difficult to find exactly what you want. Easy Google offers a visual representation of the best way to use Google.
  • The World in the Twentieth Century
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    From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, this short history looks back to the age of extremes. Jeremy Black goes beyond the two world wars to focus on the great themes of the twentieth century: the crisis of the earth’s environment, religion, fundamentalism and politics.
  • How to Get a Pay Rise
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    How to Get a Pay Rise is the smart thinker's guide to getting more money, a promotion or a new benefits and perks package.
  • Interior Design Trade
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    Taking a practical, ‘how to’ approach, this comprehensive introduction to the evolving field of interior design focuses on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Considers the latest developments in technology and their impact on interior design

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