Perl. Creative Power

Perl makes hard jobs easy, and impossible jobs possible.



There is little to date Perl, it is a language and will work as well now as in 100 years. It is constantly being updated and very robust.

Perl celebrates its 25th anniversary on the 18th December 2012.


Many major examples can be found of Perl in widespread use including,, slashdot, IMDB and Yahoo.

CPAN receives roughly 300 new distributions and 1000 updates every month.

Cost effective

A typical application written in Perl contains significantly less lines of code that the equivalent software written in other programming languages.

Less code means faster development with fewer bugs and reduced maintenance overhead.

Perl has a strong and vibrant community, providing support and training for developers worldwide.


The Yet Another Perl Conferences (YAPCs) are grassroots conferences on the Perl programming language promoted by The Perl Foundation. YAPC conferences are held across the world; North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Russia. We also support other collaborative events such as Perl workshops and hackathons.

Perl Mongers

There are 255 Perl Monger groups worldwide, find your local group at

Get development, training, and support from Perl solution providers worldwide.

Shadowcat Systems

Shadowcat Systems is a developer, sponsor of, and contributor to open source software projects including Catalyst, the elegant web framework, and DBIx::Class, an object-orientated database abstraction library. Shadowcat provides consultancy, training and support for these projects; systems management and automation; the design and implementation of network architecture; the development of proprietary and open source custom web applications; and offers Perl refactoring and project crisis management.

Shadowcat Systems are based in the United Kingdom but we deliver solutions to a global community of clients via onsite supervision along with traditional and internet based communications.


Founded in January 2000, OpusVL have established themselves as one of the UK's leading business systems, ICT and Open Source specialists providing best of breed, strategic and bespoke solutions. OpusVL's key strength is its straightforward approach, which is achieved by following a simple, yet effective method for every project: advice, implement, support, using an agile approach coupled with innovation as the cornerstone of every project.

Magnum Solutions

Magnum Solutions are a Perl training and consultancy business based in London. Magnum have run free training courses for the London Perl Workshop for many years and are very happy to be doing so again this year. Magnum have been providing both in-house and public training courses since 2000 and Magnum's owner, Dave Cross, has been well known in the Perl community for even longer. Magnum's web site at Learn Perl provides full details of the training services they offer.