I am a PHP developer and practically everything I do is written in PHP. This is fine. However, I get a bit bored and I would like to pick up something else.
I have dabbled in Python and found it interesting but not really interesting enough to pursue. I had a play with Ruby but wasn't really keen on it.
I have been having a little look at Perl and it looks interesting. However, I want to learn something that will add value going forwards. I often hear Perl is a dying language, however it is still in active development.
I have looked on Job boards and have had mixed results. There certainly seem to be a fairly large number of sys admin jobs.
Basically, is Perl learning, especially in terms of web development? Or would I be better sticking with Python or maybe even picking up something like Java?