jemz — 2014-05-22T09:20:36-04:00 — #1
Hi, Can i ask some help i want to learn perl language,can you help me where do i get started...where i can donwload the perl?is it free?
Thank you in advance.
ultranerds — 2014-05-23T07:24:27-04:00 — #2
Yes, Perl is free. You can get a Windows version here:
It has a nice simpler installer, and lets you play around with Perl on your own PC. alternatively, get a cheap hosting package that has Perl enabled (and mySQL DBs ideally too)
jemz — 2014-05-28T09:06:09-04:00 — #3
Thank you for the reply...I am using windows7 and wampserver is it okay to use perl in wamserver?..can i also run in my localhost?
Thank you in advance.
pullo — 2014-05-28T09:11:30-04:00 — #4
Why perl? Any reason?
You might want to have a look at the top couple of answers here: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/115851/is-perl-still-a-useful-viable-language
jemz — 2014-06-01T06:07:00-04:00 — #5
I have no reason why i choose perl,I thought it is nice to learn...maybe i pick another
pullo — 2014-06-01T09:01:05-04:00 — #6
Did you consider Ruby (which took a good dose of inspiration from Perl)?
Ruby is one of the easier languages to learn, it is object oriented, has a vibrant community and is a good stepping stone to Ruby on Rails.
xangis — 2014-06-05T01:16:41-04:00 — #7
Perl is a great language. Not my first choice since I'm a Pythonista, but there are a lot of great things being done with it and I use it occasionally for tool scripts. You don't hear much about Perl because it's not new and fancy, but it's still going strong.
If you learn Perl, you'll probably want to learn Catalyst, which is Perl's equivalent to Rails: http://www.catalystframework.org/
It's similar enough to Ruby and Python and used in enough similar ways that if you decide to add one of those to your toolbelt after learning it, it'll be pretty easy.
toddy — 2014-09-09T06:14:00-04:00 — #8
Perl is a great language and despite it not being as trendy as some other languages right now, has an excellent community and is under constant development. http://learn.perl.org/ will give you (or anyone else who opened this post looking for similar) lots of useful information regarding installing Perl on your operating system of choice, and some tutorials to get you started coding.