Application Development: 25 Reasons Why Perl Keeps Rising in the Enterprise

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-04-30 Print this article Print
25 Reasons Why Perl Keeps Rising in the Enterprise

25 Reasons Why Perl Keeps Rising in the Enterprise

by Darryl K. Taft
Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier. However, since then, the language has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst programmers. Perl reached version 5.12 on April 13, and the core Perl development team is working on the next major revision of the language, Perl 6. The technology is being used increasingly in the enterprise for Web application development, for financial and bioinformatics applications, and by IT administrators for system and network management programming.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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