Perl Solutions

Millions of developers trust Perl for computational and integration tasks: system administration, scripting, running database applications, and more. As an open source programming language, Perl immediately reduces up-front project costs.

Like most open source projects, Perl isn't quality assured or commercially supported so the open source version of Perl may not be safe for business- or mission-critical applications.

Don't let Perl fail your systems and cost your business in lost revenue. CA, Siemens and The Boeing Company are just a few Fortune 1000 companies that trust ActiveState's ActivePerl for development, management and distribution solutions for worry-free Perl.

ActiveState offers these solutions for Perl development:

  • ActivePerl
  • Komodo IDE for Perl

ActivePerl: The World's Best Perl Distribution

ActivePerl is the industry-standard, commercial-grade Perl distribution used by millions of developers around the world for easy Perl installation and quality-assured code. Whether you're using Perl for mission-critical applications or open source projects, ActivePerl offers worry-free implementation and significant time savings over open source Perl for installing and managing common Perl modules. ActivePerl comes precompiled for out-of-the-box installation and includes core Perl, popular modules, the Perl Package Manager (PPM) and complete documentation.

Fail-Safe ActivePerl for Business and Mission-Critical Applications

With ActiveState's commercial-grade ActivePerl, you don't need to depend on overworked internal resources or public Perl communities to solve issues.

And, if you are looking for access to legacy Perl (i.e. Perl. 5.8, 5.12, 5.14, 5.16, 5.18, 5.20 etc), need to install on big iron (i.e. Perl on AIX, Solaris, or HP-UX), or want to install on production servers, you'll want to look at our ActivePerl Enterprise and Business Edition solutions.

ActivePerl Enterprise Edition is designed for businesses with large Perl deployments in essential, mission-critical applications that, when down, could cost your business in lost revenue and a damaged reputation. Deploy Perl with confidence knowing you're using the most secure, enterprise-grade builds for the platforms that power your business. You'll get priority access to our Perl experts for technical support and best practices guidance. Plus, guaranteed Intellectual Property (IP) indemnification to reduce risk in today's business environment.

ActivePerl Business Edition is an affordable solution for small and mid-sized teams that need fail-safe Perl for business applications, but don't require advanced features like indemnification. Business Edition customers trust ActiveState's guaranteed technical support and regular fixes and updates to ensure they're using the most secure, high-performance Perl.

Turn-Key Perl Redistribution Rights

ActivePerl OEM Edition enables you to include ActivePerl in your distributed application to provide customers with a seamless experience. ActivePerl OEM Edition takes the complexity out of open source licensing by guaranteeing assurance and eliminating legal risk that goes along with distributing Perl in commercial applications. If you plan to redistribute ActivePerl within your code or applications, contact us for licensing options.

Whether you are looking to embed our languages in your software for ease of installation, or want to wrap our languages in ready-to-run executables for distribution, we have enterprise solutions for you. Contact us for options.

Community-Friendly Perl

ActivePerl Community Edition is a free, ready-to-install Perl distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, designed for community developers or open source projects that are not business- or mission-critical. It can not be used on production machines, nor does it include access to builds for HP-UX, Solaris, or AIX (only available in Business and Enterprise Editions). Support for ActivePerl Community Edition is only offered through the community and forums.

Deploying to the Cloud, VM or Container

ActivePerl is compatible with cloud, virtual machine and container environments. Being completely cross-platform, ActivePerl can be used in any virtualization, container, or cloud environment based on Linux, Unix, Windows or Mac OSX. 

Expert Consulting for Perl

Trust ActiveState experts to make sure your projects are delivered on time and on budget with Perl consulting services, such as best practices in coding, high-level application design and customized builds.

Contact us for more information about the ActivePerl solution that's right for your business.


Faster, Easier Perl Development

Perl Dev Kit: Essential Tools for Perl Programming

ActiveState’s Perl Dev Kit (PDK)available only as an addition to your ActivePerl Enterprise or OEM license, provides essential tools for building, deploying, and wrapping  Perl applications. It also enforces best practices, helps speed development, improves code quality and boosts productivity across teams. Licenses are available only as an add-on to ActiveState Enterprise or OEM Editions. Contact us to get a quote or call us at 1.866.631.4581 to find out more.

Komodo IDE: Faster, Easier Perl Development

Komodo IDE is ActiveState’s award-winning, professional development environment for Perl and other dynamic and web languages and frameworks. Komodo helps Perl developers write code faster and more accurately, offering:

  • version control
  • graphical debugging
  • package manager integration
  • multi-language syntax checking and highlighting
  • Docker and Vagrant integration
  • gulp, Grunt, Cordova/Phonegap integration
  • Chrome remote debugging
  • unit testing
  • code intelligence
  • code profiling
  • code collaboration for team development

Fully extensible and customizable Komodo includes auto-complete, calltips, snippets, macros and other productivity-enhancing features for Perl developers.

If you find yourself working with additional languages, you don't need to switch your IDE! Komodo is a powerful IDE for several languages including Perl, Python, PHP, Tcl, Go, Ruby, Node.js, Lua, and more.

NEW in Komodo X! For those entering the world of mobile app development, Komodo X now provides seamless integration with PhoneGap or Cordova. Learn more about all of Komodo’s polyglot features, or download your free 21-day free trial today.