use perl or die;
You can find more information on the speaker's site:
Richard Jelinek made a great case for eating our own dogfood and use Perl applications. It's been a while since it was natural to use Perl web applications. Most of what you find is a decade old and unmaintained.
The Cider project tries to change this. We are already working on modern, user friendly applications and we need you to help getting perl out there.