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by fionbarr (Friar)
on Dec 05, 2013 at 18:30 UTC ( #1065809=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
fionbarr has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I would appreciate some thoughts (sample code if possible) on a program to sell concert tickets on world-wide venues.

<This would be back-end processing, not front-end WEB pages


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Re: sell concert tickets
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 05, 2013 at 18:58 UTC

    Huh. This isn't a spam post? The title fooled me.

    Well, for starters you need a lot more detail on what question you're asking. What have you got so far? What kind of hardware do you have? Database? Webserver? What kind of volume do you expect?

    What is it you want to know?

Re: sell concert tickets
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 05, 2013 at 20:52 UTC
    Perhaps you can take some inspiration from one of the shopping cart frameworks, such as Handel.


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Re: sell concert tickets
by Corion (Pope) on Dec 06, 2013 at 08:00 UTC

    Maybe you can interview the folks at Ticketmaster? While they are reviled by some for allegedly employing tactics such as scalping, venue exclusivity deals etc. to drive ticket prices up and venues out, they are a Perl shop and seem to be largely successful.

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