Perl 5

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Our mentors are friendly, experienced Perl 5 developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.

436 Students

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65 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About Perl 5

Perl v5 is a high-level general purpose programming language invented by Larry Wall and first released in 1987. It is an eclectic interpreted, procedural, loosely typed language. Its popularity peaked with the rise of the World Wide Web, though it remains widely used in Quality Assurance, IT infrastructure automation, text processing, bioinformatics and web application development, just to name a few areas. It is highly flexible, but this flexibility can have a follow-on maintenance cost.

Perl also has

  • minimal built-in object support, but interesting 3rd party OO
  • first class functions
  • closures
  • a powerful built-in regular expression engine
  • the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN), a massive library of user-contributed modules

Every well-known unix and unix-style operating system ships with Perl included.

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package HelloWorld;
use strict;
use warnings;

sub hello {
  return 'Hello, World!';
}

1;

Exercism is a great website

What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Perl 5 Track Mentors

Once you join the Perl 5 language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

Daniel Mita https://github.com/mienaikage

A developer who first learned Perl 5 in a trial by fire, and then went on to build a programming career from it.

Yanick Champoux personal tech blog

Perl necrohacker. Avid polyglot. Slightly bonkers all around.

Victor Goff https://github.com/kotp

Find me mentoring in person or online. Everyone starts somewhere! Contact me to pair program!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Perl 5 Exercises

These are a few of the 63 exercises on the Perl 5 track. You can see all the exercises here.

Sieve
medium
easy
misc
Bob
medium
easy
misc
Etl
medium
easy
misc
Phone Number
medium
easy
misc
Queen Attack
medium
easy
misc
Crypto Square
medium
easy
misc

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