Perl e-commerce?

Kieren Diment diment at
Wed Sep 14 10:33:09 BST 2011

My understanding is that you've been looking at front ends.  I know that Perl has rich sets of libraries for back end transactions, but for front end stuff you either need to roll your own (surprisingly economical with tools like Catalyst, Dancer, Mojo & co) or lash your perl code into one of the existing ecommerce front ends like what you have referred to below.

On 14/09/2011, at 7:11 PM, Mallory van Achterberg wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was looking around at popular e-commerce setups like Magento
> and Zend Cart. And I realised most of these are PHP based, for
> whatever reason.
> Is there a (decent, maintained) Perl-based e-commerce platform
> out there?
> I've found lists of "scripts" (as they called them) for things like
> groupin clones, pay button scripts, and things like Aardvark... but
> there isn't much information about what all comes with this, and the
> information I do find is pretty old (2004). Also preferably free and
> open source, unless there's a really good paid-for or closed version. 
> I can find plenty of, for example, shops running Magento and I can
> see (as a user) what all comes with that. 
> Can someone point me to a site or resource that really compares
> Perl e-commerce packages to these popular PHP ones? Something
> that describes all that they come with and what merchants can and
> cannot do with them, without having to actually install all of these
> and try setting them up just to see?  Like, a review site.
> Thanks,
> Mallory

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