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Perl Programming Language & Web Framework

Perl and Perl Programming


Perl is a general-purpose programming language that was initially designed for text manipulation but is now used for a variety of activities such as system administration, web development, network programming, GUI creation, and more. Perl 5 and Perl 6 are members of the family, and their development is independent of one another. While some argue that Perl is not an acronym, others refer to it as the ‘Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.'

What is Perl?

Perl combines capabilities of languages such as C with the ability of shell scripts to execute huge amounts of instructions. It also has components of awk and sed, which are commonly used to modify text in command line programming. Perl may be used by programmers to create a wide range of software applications. Perl, on the other hand, is an interpreted programming language. The Perl code is converted into byte-code. When the program is executed, the byte code is translated into a machine instruction. The functionality facilitates the execution and evaluation of Perl programs by programmers.

Perl's architecture is influenced by shell script, a commonly used glue language. It makes it simpler for programmers to combine third-party interfaces or components that are incompatible with one another. Perl was created with text processing in mind. Perl is a popular server-side programming language due to its built-in text processing power. Perl may be used by web developers for both text processing and modification.

Perl's database integration interface also supports numerous popular relational database management systems (RDMBS) such as ORACLE, MySQL, Sybase, and PostgreSQL. Overall, Perl may not be as popular as it once was, but its presence cannot be overlooked.

Custom Perl Programming Services


Since its inception in 1984, custom software development services have been at the heart of what Cambria has to offer. In the 1990s, when we entered the internet age, we began to provide perl custom programming services to our clients.

We quickly discovered that the Perl programming language was perfect for many web site development jobs, such as form processing, e-commerce, bespoke CGI programs, and linking web sites to databases such as the MySQL database server. In 2007, we began relocating development to the Philippines, and in 2010, we began offering offshore perl web development from Manila.

Perl Consultants and Developers of Cambria

Our Perl consulting team is made up of John Caraan and Arrianne Salvador, who operate in our Manila office. Since Ragini Yalamanchali took over programming on the B2B Yellow Page project in 2009, it has been headed by John Carraan. This venerable site allows visitors to do online product and service research. You can learn more about both of these professionals by visiting our personnel page.

The Cambria Perl E-Commerce System

Cambria has created a whole e-commerce system in Perl. It provides internet users with a quick and simple online purchasing experience, including a secure checkout and immediate online credit card verification. It is completely customizable to fit the specific requirements of every organization.

Custom Perl Development at Cambria

Perl scripts created by our Expert Perl Developers in Manila can harness the power of database management systems such as MySQL and convert gigabytes of data into usable information. Users may quickly find answers to complicated inquiries thanks to powerful search tools.

Cambria has also created online postcards, customer contact forms, event registration forms, and membership and mailing list administration in Perl. Cambria can develop in Perl for every type of web site application you can think of - fast, safely, and professionally.

Common Uses of Perl Programming


Perl is ideal for text manipulation

It should come as no surprise that text manipulation is Perl's most popular usage. For over three decades, Perl has been the go-to language for regex, HTML parsing, JSON manipulation, and other tasks. Simply said, no other programming language offers more powerful or user-friendly text manipulation tools.

Perl is ideal for log management

Because of the extent to which current computer systems have grown dispersed, as well as the way they blend so many different sorts of components (each with its own logging method), modern log management has become a science in and of itself. Perl is quite useful for interacting with most log management solutions, from standards like syslog to bespoke systems like Papertrai.

Of course, you may create your own Perl scripts for aggregating and analyzing logs, which is beneficial in cases when a fully customized log management solution is required.

System administration tasks are scripted in Perl

Perl has long had a significant following in the Unix/Linux environment, where administrators frequently use it to script routine system management chores. However, Perl may also be useful in Windows-centric contexts. Perl allows you to communicate with Active Directory and even the Windows registry.

Do you need to keep track of what software is installed on your users' computers? Or should periodic updates/maintenance be performed when the system boots? Perl may be the ideal approach to script such administrative chores on both Windows and Linux.

TAP for Software Testing

If you wish to deploy software on a continuous and automated basis, you must likewise test it on a continuous and automated basis. Perl provides numerous best-in-class testing methods, beginning with the most well-known and extensively used Test Anything Protocol, often known as TAP::Harness.

TAP is primarily a text-based interface between Perl testing modules, but it is so robust and simple to use that it currently has implementations in C, C++, Python, PHP, Perl, Java, JavaScript, and other languages.

Perl Website Development


Perl is used to serve web pages

Perl can implement an extremely lightweight, easily customizable web server. Although the Perl version is unlikely to be used for regular production workloads, a minimalist Perl-based web server is appropriate for systems with extremely low hardware resources, such as those found in an Internet of Things (IoT) deployment.

Perl, dubbed "the duct tape of the Internet," was formerly the most popular online programming language owing to its text manipulation features and quick development cycle. It is capable of processing encrypted online data, including e-commerce transactions.

Perl may be incorporated in web servers to speed up processing by up to 2000%. Its mod_perl module enables the Apache web server to include a Perl interpreter. Perl's DBI module simplifies web-database interaction.

Cambria's Venture into Perl Programming

This is for people who don't have time to trawl through the site but want to learn a bit more about us before hitting the contact button. Nancy and Dick founded Cambria in 1984 and began delivering computer programming and consulting services from our Palo Alto office. We were fine with the DOS operating system until, in the mid-1990s, we were asked to create a tiny Perl application, and I said I felt we could do it.

Later that day, at a staff meeting, we debated who should handle it, and Greg McCann, one of our best computer programmers of all time, raked me over the coals for departing from the systems in which we were already experts. But it was too late, and Greg, as our top man, was the obvious option to learn Perl. He studied it over the weekend and created the program with a little help from Dick on the JavaScript, which was also new to us. That sparked our interest in web development. Greg never looked back after that, and DOS faded into his past. Web programming in general, and Perl programming in particular, now account for the majority of the computer programming we perform at Cambria.

The Silicon Valley is an excellent location for a computer programming firm, but competing with every well-known software corporation for local software development expertise is difficult for a tiny company, and we had significant difficulty finding talent of Greg's quality.

To address this issue, we established a branch in Philadelphia in 1999, followed by a move to the Philippines in 2006. We have had tremendous success in the Philippines, where we had the opportunity and resources to employ the greatest talent available in this English-speaking country of 100 million people. Today, the most of us are in the Philippines, and we are a firm of 30 or so people giving assistance in a variety of computer specializations, one of which is detailed on this website.

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