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