Michel Conrad recently wrote two very positive articles on Perl 5. Those were relayed on the LinkedIn Perl group but I haven't seen them on usual Perl sites, so I share them here in the hope they get propagated better. :
The second article is very interesting in that it shows an unusual application area for Perl : realtime graphics for a car dashboard ! This reminded me of a very interesting presentation many years ago at the French Perl Workshop 2005 , where we saw an application driving all vehicles on the apron of Port Airport.