[Handel] Looking Ahead: Handel 1.0 and Mango

Andrew Ford A.Ford at ford-mason.co.uk
Mon Apr 24 13:37:37 CEST 2006

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> I'm starting to look ahead to Handel 1.0, and refactoring some of the
> nonsense out of the current Handel release. I've started to gather my
> thoughts on the 1.0 wiki page:
> 	http://handelframework.com/wiki/1.0
> If there is something missing, or something you would like to see, feel
> free to add it to the wiki.
> On a somewhat related note, I'm also gathering ideas for Mango, a
> Catalyst/Handel based ecommerce package. You can also find that page in
> the wiki:
> 	http://handelframework.com/wiki/Mango::ProposedFeatures
> As with the Handel roadmap above, feel free to add any features you
> would like to see in such a package.
This looks like it could be interesting.  I just started a new job and 
have little time for writing code outside of work at the moment, so I 
had a look at ZenCart (www.zencart.com).  I shudder at PHP, but PHP apps 
like this are simple to install and configure (until you want to do 
something a bit out of the ordinary).  Catalyst and Perl could do with a 
complete ecommerce package that competed with ZenCart, osCommerce, etc 
on the ease of use front, but that was also secure and extensible (I've 
looked at interchange and that I thought was overly complex). 

ZenCart and osCommerce might be good sources of inspiration for Mango 
(although some of the implementation details of those two packages are a 
bit tacky).

I've added a couple of items to the admin section of the 
Mango::ProposedFeatures page and will try to follow this project.

Andrew Ford

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