Mod_perl is not the future, it is the past. CGI is not a best practice. Monolithic, kitchen sink architecture like it and apache is a dead end.
How much does The Python Software Foundation pay you to troll Perl sites to dis-courage us? Everyone knows Nginx is a lightweight proxy that hides the juicy app servers running some Apache project. Apple ships relatively up to date Perl, Apache and mod_perl because they kick ass, and so smart people can use them.
- My search engine is Perl: duckduckgo.com/hiring/#open
- My bookings are Perl: blog.booking.com
- My shopping came from Perl: amazon.com
- My wiki? Thank you Perl: wikipedia.org
THE NEXT BIG THING? Could easily be written by some little girl on her macbook using built-in Perl and Apache/mod_perl!