In an e-commerce shop most of our work is reactionary. A customer places an order and a cavalcade of processes, procedures and activities begin. Notifications are sent, affiliates are notified and fulfillment houses are transmitted their orders.
The mechanisms we've used for these activities have grown along with the business. We are now beginning another major change: event processing.
This introduction will briefly cover the systems used before event processing and also provide a primer on event processing and AMQP. We'll explore the Perl-specific technology used in our implementation as well as some thoughts on future developments.