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Perl 5: The Big Picture

via Pluralsight


Perl has been a “go to” language of many system administrators to automate mundane and repetitive tasks. This course will teach you the value proposition of Perl and the rich ecosystem that it offers.

Perl has been around for more than three decades and has stood the test of time, despite heavy competition from other popular languages like Python, Java, and C#. In this course, Perl 5: The Big Picture, you’ll learn the value proposition of the Perl language. First, you’ll explore how Perl is still relevant by learning who is currently using it. Next, you’ll discover the business problem that the language solves at various stages of a DevOps pipeline. Finally, you’ll learn the Perl ecosystem and understand its tools and utilities. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll know why and how companies use the Perl language to automate and integrate development and deployment pipelines.


  • Course Overview 1min
  • Getting to Know Perl 17mins
  • Understanding How Perl Solves Business Problems 16mins
  • Exploring the Perl Ecosystem 22mins

Taught by

Saravanan Dhandapani


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