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Kickstart Learning Perl 6 from brian d foy and O'Reilly Media.
Kickstart Learning Perl 6 from brian d foy and O'Reilly Media.
Kickstart Learning Perl 6 from brian d foy and O'Reilly Media.
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      Rosenfeld on

      Hi Brian,
      I happily contributed to your project although we are kinda competitors, so to speak, since I have also a Perl 6 book in the makings, as you probably already know. But we are not really competitors, though, at least not in my mind, since we are not aiming the same audience. Anyway, I am very happy that your campaign succeeded and I wish you best success. And I also wish many other books on Perl 6 will come out in the coming year.

    2. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      @Darren I'm hoping that the book is current at the time I turn it into O'Reilly. From there to hitting the shelves is probably two months. I think Perl 6 has stabilized enough that there won't be big changes. If something happens in the next month, there's plenty of time to get it into the text.

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      Darren Duncan on

      I have a question. Given the likely time table of writing and publishing this book, how up to date would it likely be concerning the larger Perl 6 ecosystem? For example, if a significant Perl 6 module or collection were first released a month from now, might it be mentioned in the book if it turns out to be a reasonable default tool for Perl 6 users in its problem space, and this problem space is something that would be key to a large fraction of Perl 6 users?

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      Tiago Gasiba on

      First ever kickstarter I've pledged for :-). Perl is an awesome language and it is a must to have excellent books to introduce it! I wish all the best of luck and much success. Thank you Brian.

    5. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      Yep, as I add rewards people are trading up!

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      snak on

      Was waiting for more print books to be available and noticed the signed copy opened up! Have the 4th edition of learning perl and found it very useful at work. Can't wait to check out the new version.

    7. Simon Proctor

      Only heard about the book today Brian. Good luck and hope you get there. :)

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      Adam12 on

      Thank you brian!!!

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      Thomas on

      I would love to be able to give, say $100 (maybe $150), to give an autographed copy of the print book as a gift to show appreciation for certain Perl 6 contributors.

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      Börkur Guðjónsson on

      I created another account to make the second pledge.

    11. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      @Börkur, if you can figure out how to increase your pledge, I'll get you your t-shirt. Send me a private message to remind me later!

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      Börkur Guðjónsson on

      So, can I also pledge "The Coming Soon Butterfly T-shirt" by adding $83 ($66 for the reward + $17 for shipping) to my original pledge?

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      Peter Roberts on

      Hey Brian

      I've been hoping this book would come to exist for a while so thanks for taking up the sword... err.... pen

      This is the first KickStarter I've cared about enough to pledge for :)

    14. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      @Hash, yes, if there's a way to add an amount to your second pledge, that sounds good to me. Remember to remind me that you'll need a t-shirt. I'll collect all those names and go back through all these comments at the end to ensure I get all the side deals taken care of.


    15. Ashish Gulhati

      I'd also like to add the T-shirt + monthly e-books (I already pledged for "It's Christmas and want that too).

      Doesn't seem like a way to add a second pledge. How about I just add the second amount to my pledge?

    16. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      Hey Börkur, for that one I think you'll need to back twice. The Christmas reward is the first six copies of the book, so I can't make more of those in a different reward.

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      Börkur Guðjónsson on

      I've already pledged "It's Christmas". I would like to add "The Coming Soon Butterfly T-shirt" pledge.

    18. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      Hi Börkur, what reward would you like? Maybe I can make a new one that combines the things that you want. You change your reward right until the campaign closes.

      As for second accounts, I don't think there's anything wrong with that if you aren't trying to trick anyone. However, Kickstarter's terms of service would know about that.

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      Börkur Guðjónsson on

      How can I make a second pledge? Do I have to create another Kickstarter account? Is that allowed?

    20. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      I've added the T-shirt and monthly draft release reward!

    21. chrisjej

      Can't you add rewards? What I want is the t-shirt and the drip feed ebook version. I would happily upgrade for that.

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      Wendy GA van Dijk on

      Can't wait to have dozens of copies of the book to sell at Perl- and other open source conferences. So many people ask "when do you have a Perl 6 book?". So, I backed the project. Hope you can finish it soon, and make it a wonderful and insightful book.

    23. brian d foy 4-time creator on

      I will give the t-shirt backers a copy of the e-book! I can't change the reward description though.

    24. chrisjej

      Why not combine the t-shirt with the book?