Perl is the most popular scripting language in the world. Perl is a family of high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages. The languages in this family include Perl 5 and Perl 6. It is an ideal platform for making the best use of programming skills without having to worry about expensive hardware requirements.
Perl takes the best features from other languages, such as C, awk, sed, sh, and BASIC, among others.
Perls database integration interface DBI supports third-party databases including Oracle, Sybase, Postgres, MySQL and others.
Perl supports both procedural and object-oriented programming.
Perl interfaces with external C/C++ libraries through XS or SWIG.
Perl works with HTML, XML, and other mark-up languages.
Perl supports Unicode.
Perl is Y2K compliant.
Perl is extensible. There are over 20,000 third party modules available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN).
The Perl interpreter can be embedded into other systems.
Gloe’s team of Perl software engineers has the skills to accomplish any kind of tasks in Perl and here are some of the basic objectives:
Slurp and parse tons of text
Process data from HTML forms
Produce and consume XML-based web services (SOAP or REST APIs)
Generate dynamic Web pages
Debug Perl CGI scripts
Perl cron jobs to accomplish server operations
E-mail integration, database integration from Perl scripts
Use of different Perl Modules available on CPAN.org to accomplish several functionalities