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Perl programmer's work
Asked by Andrew Ivanov
Posted Jun 24 2010 11:00 AM
I'm a student. During the lessons we are given lots of perl theory. I wanted to know what is real perl programmer's work.
Answered by sopan.shewale
Posted Jun 24 2010 11:30 PM
hi - Perl is used at many many places and in many many applications (many times as Glue-tool).
Web Applications use Perl most of the times and thats because of great Module called CGI. Its also used in finances, in bioinformatics...
Wherever you need rapid application development - think of using Perl.
I invite you to join community TWiki (http://www.twiki.org) if you want to use Perl in Action and start coding/contributing and to be really helpful by contributing to the opensource projects.
To get started - please visit - http://twiki.org/cgi...dev/ReadmeFirst
Answered by jwgaynor
Posted Jun 25 2010 06:43 AM
I use PERL to automate system administration tasks on Solaris, (UNIX) systems. Validating running processes, moving and archiving logfiles, and all kinds of things. I have perl scripts that automatically ftp to Windows PCs, take copies of database information and zip it up on the unix server.
Answered by brian_d_foy
Posted Jul 08 2010 04:19 PM
Perl is a high-level general programming language. It's not targeted at any specific sort of problem, so the sorts of problems that people solve with Perl are varied and diverse. Although Perl started as a language favored by system administrators, it's now also used by web programmers, scientists, business people, and many other sorts.
Your question is sort of like asking "What do you do with a knife?". It's a tool in the toolbox. When you find a task that needs that particular tool, you reach for it.