Perl e-commerce?

James Laver james.laver at
Wed Sep 14 10:37:55 BST 2011

On 14 Sep 2011, at 10:11, Mallory van Achterberg wrote:

> Is there a (decent, maintained) Perl-based e-commerce platform
> out there?


> I can find plenty of, for example, shops running Magento and I can
> see (as a user) what all comes with that. 

Even themeing magento is a pain in the arse, let alone extending it. I ask for danger money to work with it and even still I get fed up of recruiters calling offering nearly-danger-money. It's horrible and hateful and I never want to work with it again.

> 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.

Don't trust any of them. And then suffer the PHP and buy cubecart or similar (the open source ones all have their various major failing, mostly around security, which is what i expect most of these 'scripts' will suffer from).

However, I do have a private project going on to create a large, open source perl e-commerce platform, it just hasn't gotten very far off the ground. My background is in e-commerce, so I've seen how most platforms fall apart :)


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