Last post Jan 12, 2009 09:50 PM by brokensaber
Dec 23, 2008 09:32 AM|wtpatterson|LINK
I have a good friend that I'm helping with her eCommerce site that is based upon PHP and MySQL. It was something that was custom developed four or five years ago, when someone else owned the company.
I have recommended that she switch to either a MVC Storefront or CSK 3.0 based system. This is anxious to make a bunch of changes to her site and I keep telling her she has to be a bit patient and wait until this new technology becomes available. She is
working with someone at a new hosting company what is urging her to let him make all of these modifications to her web site. Of course, he is also going to charge her for these updates. I think some changes and page additions can easily be done and then
the HTML code can be moved to pages on a new site.
What can I tell this person about the availability of a system that is stable enough to be put into production?
I am donating my time to help her and developing a results-based management, evaluation and tracking system to assist in the management of at-risk people in various programs and provide the necessary analysis of results to justify the use of grant funds.
This will complement her eCommerce site because the people in the programs may use some of the resources she sells. She needs both systems.
Thanks so very much for doing these eCommerce sites. One of them will be just what we need!
Jan 11, 2009 10:56 PM|pure.krome|LINK
as far as i know, there's no info on dates when this will be released or
stable enough to be put into production.
The work and video's are totally awesome but Rob is going to be making more serious changes to the current code base that was
made available at the end of oct, hinted by his most recent blog post/video
So, all we can do is sit back and gnaw at our fingernails or
bug his boss to give him time and resources to complete it :)
(he's also on
holidays at the start of Jan).
Jan 12, 2009 09:50 PM|brokensaber|LINK
I would highly recommend a commercial solution for your friend since it is a live business. The MVC and CSK should be considered developer toys/kits. They lack many needed features as well as support not to mention documentation.
Have a look at Vevocart. With the commercial version you get all the features and full source code. For 250 bucks it is a great bargain and rivals the most expensive asp.net carts on the market.