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From "Perrin Harkins" <>
Subject Re: Amazon
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2008 15:09:37 GMT
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Jonathan Vanasco <> wrote:
> I've heard from a few reputable sources that Amazon is looking to
> drop mod_perl, and push into another technology ( which I've also
> head is likely to be Java ).

Amazon uses Mason with FastCGI.  They have never used mod_perl.  They
also use nearly everything (C++, Java, etc.) somewhere in their
system.  The Perl stuff is just used on the front-end.

They have a quirky setup.  For one thing, they use Safe, which makes
it hard to use all the normal CPAN modules.  I'd be surprised if they
moved off Perl though.  It would be a major investment for them to

- Perrin

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