Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 36 years of development.
With free online books, over 25,000 extension modules, and a large developer community, there are many ways to learn Perl.
Perl has an active world wide community with over 230 local groups, mailing lists and support/discussion websites.
The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) has over 25,000 open source distributions available for download.
Raku (formerly known as Perl 6) is a sister language, part of the Perl family, not intended as a replacement for Perl, but as its own thing - libraries exist to allow you to call Perl code from Raku programs and vice versa.
The Perl Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code.