Perl Applications

By: Boopathy Emailed: 1698 times Printed: 2200 times    

Latest comments
By: rohit kumar - how this program is work
By: Kirti - Hi..thx for the hadoop in
By: Spijker - I have altered the code a
By: ali mohammed - why we use the java in ne
By: ali mohammed - why we use the java in ne
By: mizhelle - when I exported the data
By: raul - no output as well, i'm ge
By: Rajesh - thanx very much...
By: Suindu De - Suppose we are executing

Perl has many and varied applications, compounded by the availability of many standard and third-party modules.

Ever since the early days of the Web, programmers have used Perl to write CGI scripts. Perl is known as one of "the three Ps" (along with Python and PHP), the most popular dynamic languages for writing Web applications. It is also an integral component of the popular LAMP solution stack for web development. Large projects written in Perl include cPanel, Slash, Bugzilla, RT, TWiki, and Movable Type. Many high-traffic websites use Perl extensively. Examples include Amazon.com, bbc.co.uk, Priceline.com, Craigslist, IMDb, LiveJournal, Slashdot and Ticketmaster.

Perl is often used as a glue language, tying together systems and interfaces that were not specifically designed to interoperate, and for "data munging", that is, converting or processing large amounts of data for tasks such as creating reports. In fact, these strengths are intimately linked. The combination makes Perl a popular all-purpose language for system administrators, particularly because short programs can be entered and run on a single command line.

With a degree of care, Perl code can be made portable across Windows and Unix. Portable Perl code is often used by suppliers of software (both COTS and bespoke) to simplify packaging and maintenance of software build- and deployment-scripts.

Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) may be developed using Perl. For example, Perl/Tk is commonly used to enable user interaction with Perl scripts. Such interaction may be synchronous or asynchronous, using callbacks to update the GUI. For more information about the technologies involved, see Tk, Tcl and WxPerl.

Perl is also widely used in finance and in bioinformatics, where it is valued for rapid application development and deployment and for its capability to handle large data-sets.


Perl Home | All Perl Tutorials | Latest Perl Tutorials

Sponsored Links

If this tutorial doesn't answer your question, or you have a specific question, just ask an expert here. Post your question to get a direct answer.



Bookmark and Share

Comments(0)


Be the first one to add a comment

Your name (required):


Your email(required, will not be shown to the public):


Your sites URL (optional):


Your comments:



More Tutorials by Boopathy
Perl6 - The future of Perl
Perl for Windows
Implementation of Perl
Perl Applications
The design of Perl
Major features of Perl
Why was it named Perl?
History of Perl?
What is Perl?

More Tutorials in Perl
Steps to Install perl-Apache-DBI in linux
Extract filename from full path using perl
Flush history file on disk (unique hosts reach flush limit of 20000) - Awstats
What is Perl?
History of Perl?
Why was it named Perl?
Major features of Perl
The design of Perl
Perl Applications
Implementation of Perl
Perl for Windows
Perl6 - The future of Perl
POST to URL from Perl Script

More Latest News
Most Viewed Articles (in Perl )
POST to URL from Perl Script
What is Perl?
Perl Applications
Perl for Windows
Flush history file on disk (unique hosts reach flush limit of 20000) - Awstats
History of Perl?
Why was it named Perl?
Major features of Perl
The design of Perl
Implementation of Perl
Perl6 - The future of Perl
Extract filename from full path using perl
Steps to Install perl-Apache-DBI in linux
Most Emailed Articles (in Perl)
Perl for Windows
Why was it named Perl?
Perl Applications
Flush history file on disk (unique hosts reach flush limit of 20000) - Awstats
Extract filename from full path using perl
What is Perl?
History of Perl?
Major features of Perl
The design of Perl
Implementation of Perl
Steps to Install perl-Apache-DBI in linux
POST to URL from Perl Script
Perl6 - The future of Perl