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Perl tutorials and courses

Modern Perl Web Frameworks

  • Mojolicious light-weight web framework with rainbows and unicorns.
  • Perl Dancer light-weight web framework to rock.
  • Catalyst The MVC web framework of Perl.
  • PSGI/Plack, the low-level superglue between Perl web application frameworks and web servers.
  • CGI, the Common Gateway Interface, for old-school web applications.

Object Oriented Perl

  • OOP, the classic way to write Object Oriented Perl code.
  • Moo, the Minimalist Object Oriented system for Perl.
  • Moose, the 'post modern' Object Oriented system for Perl.

Other Series

Projects and Collections

Code-Maven series

If you are a beginner, or would like to refresh your Perl programming knowledge, you can go over the Perl tutorial or watch the Beginner Perl Maven video course.

If you need to maintain a large piece of software written in Perl by other people in the last 5-10-15 years, that's a challenge. Especially if you did not get proper training in Perl. You are probably limited to a specific and old version of Perl. Check out, the Perl tutorial! You can probably skip the part about installing Perl, but the rest of the tutorial will be relevant for you.

Perl is often used in Test Automation. If you work in this field, or if you'd like to work in this field (it is much more fun to find bugs in other people's code than in yours :), then you can read the Perl tutorial and the series on Test Automation using Perl.

If you build new web applications - either privately or inside a company - you can start by reading the article comparing CGI, mod_perl and PSGI. From there you can go on reading the generic Perl tutorial or the articles on Mojolicious, Perl Dancer, Catalyst, PSGI/Plack, or even CGI, the Common Gateway Interface, for old-school web applications.

In the off chance you are interested in topics other than Perl, especially related to Test Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, DevOps, then you are welcome to check out the list of DevOps related training courses.

Recent Articles

one-liner: read first elements of a huge directory

At a client we have a networked disk with millions of files. I was trying to list the first few files to see what's going on.

ls -l | head takes ages, but here is a Perl one-liner to make it work:


one-liner: read first elements of a huge directory


Set HTTP headers with WWW-Mechanize

Perl has several modules on several levels of abstraction to interact with web sites using HTTP requests. One of the nice modules is WWW::Mechanize that is built on top of LWP::UserAgent. In this example we'll see how to set the header in the HTTP request using WWW::Mechanize.

We'll use the service provided by the httpbin.org web site to see the headers we set.

It has many end-points. We use the one that will send back the header the client sent as its content. It makes it very easy to see what was in our header.


Set HTTP headers with WWW-Mechanize


Read dates from Excel file using Perl

There are several modules on CPAN that help your read an Excel file. In this article we'll look at handling dates that are in Excel files.


Read dates from Excel file using Perl