May 212012

London-based DIY website company Moonfruit have been acquired by Yell for $29 million.

“What’s that doing on Perl News,” I hear you say, “surely Moonfruit is Flash-based?” Well, yes, the user-facing stuff is largely Flash (although they’ve been doing a lot of work with HTML5 recently) but behind the scenes, the sites are all driven by Perl. A lot of their newer systems are written using Dancer as described by their developer Alex Knowles last year.

It’s great to hear about a company that uses Perl doing so well. Congratulations to Wendy, Joe, Eirik and all of the team.

More details from Wired, the Independent and Moonfruit’s blog.

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