What is Perl?
Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Perl is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Perl is an open source tool with 1.1K GitHub stars and 339 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Perl?
791 companies reportedly use Perl in their tech stacks, including Amazon, Booking.com, and MIT.
734 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Perl.
Sentry, Rollbar, Cloudinary, uWSGI, and IBM DB2 are some of the popular tools that integrate with Perl. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with Perl.
Pros of Perl
Lots of libraries
Easy to use
Swiss army chainsaw
Code Less Do More
It's the best one-off task language
For a man
Many ways to do it
Good man pages
Smart (does alot for you)
Auto case variables
Single Source Library (CPAN)
Jul 24 2015 at 5:58AM
Perl Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Perl?
See all alternatives
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.