Review by Shlomi Fish, November 1, 2004
Slash is a Perl-based framework that powers Slashdot and other similar news sites. It supports placing articles, commenting (and commenting on comments), rating other people's comments, web-boxes with links, user blogs, and has many available plug-ins, themes and customizations.
This book written by some of the Slash developers forms a good coverage of Slash. It explains the basic concepts behind it, and how to set it up, how to configure it, and how to customize it. If you need to set up a site like Slashdot, then this book is definitely for you.
The style of the book is not too high and entertaining. Some parts are also very funny.