Denny writes: "Perl is Alive has published a 'six months later' analysis of a Perl ecommerce project which used the popular Catalyst framework at its core. It's a well-written look at how, by choosing various components from CPAN, you can build up a complex custom-tailored system without having to write everything end-to-end yourself. The author concludes that they would "undoubtedly" make the same technology decisions again, given the success of this project, and the quality of 'modern' Perl libraries and frameworks which are now available from CPAN."
Denny writes: "Actually that's not entirely accurate — they have the odd 'T' here and there, but no 't'. I assume this is a fairly surreal case of being 0wn3d, given their earlier downtime, although it could be a weird publicity gimmick. Amusingly, Cisco are already in the news today for releasing info on various security vulnerabilities... I wonder if they applied their own patches?"