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Perl

Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development
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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 1.3K GitHub stars and 409 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Perl?

Companies
794 companies reportedly use Perl in their tech stacks, including Amazon, Booking.com, and MIT.

Developers
801 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Perl.

Perl Integrations

Sentry, Rollbar, Cloudinary, uWSGI, and IBM DB2 are some of the popular tools that integrate with Perl. Here's a list of all 33 tools that integrate with Perl.
Pros of Perl
69
Lots of libraries
63
Open source
59
Text processing
51
Powerful
45
Regex
45
Unix-style
36
Stable
29
Concise syntax
27
Hackerish
20
Easy to use
11
Swiss army chainsaw
11
CPAN
10
Code Less Do More
8
Freedom
6
All purpose
5
Familiar
4
Modular
4
Readability
4
Community
3
Many ways to do it
3
It's the best one-off task language
3
Object-Oriented
2
Postmodern
2
Smart (does alot for you)
2
Good man pages
2
For a man
1
Single Source Library (CPAN)
1
Hashes
1
Auto case variables
1
Multi-threaded support

Blog Posts

Jobs that mention Perl as a desired skillset

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Perl Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Perl?
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Ruby
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.
C lang
Java
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
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.
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Perl's Followers
794 developers follow Perl to keep up with related blogs and decisions.