:Perl remains one of the most popular and prolific of the
available general-purpose scripting languages. Its Web focus
remains one of its strongest selling points and you can exploit
that, along with a number of other functionality enhancements, such
as cross-platform support, extensive database services and
connectivity options, to help build grid services.
"In this article I look at the mechanics of Perl as a Web
services platform, an important step if you want to integrate Perl
into OGSI-based grid applications and services, including looking
at some of the supporting communications tools, database utilities,
and Web interface components..."