in reply to New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup?

berrybrew. Allows you to install, use and remove Perl instances on the fly from within a small GUI.

intelliJ IDEA is a free, fully featured IDE, and after installing the Perl5 plugin, works seamlessly with your berrybrew installation's managed Perl instances. I (the author of berrybrew) has worked with the author of the Perl5 plugin for this integration.