Why Did I Choose Perl When Building Crowdtilt

“At Crowdtilt most of our system has been built using Perl. When I get asked about our technolog stack and mention Perl, I often get surprised looks followed by “Oh! wow, why?” :). In this post, I will outline some of the most important reasons we chose to go with Perl, and hopefully clarify some of the misconceptions surrounding Perl and the Perl community.

While it is enough that I have a blast using Perl and love the people in the Perl community, here is my attempt to explain a few of the reasons why my team and I decided to use Perl to build Crowdtilt…”