Shopping Cart

It appears that the only functional Rails shopping cart is Substruct.
http://substruct.subimage.com/ There’s boxcart but that looks dead.

Substruct is frozen against Rails 1.1.6. I’d prefer to work with
something that works against edge Rails and uses REST. I also don’t
like the engine approach.

So, any thoughts on either forking or creating a new shopping cart?
I’m at RailsConf if anyone wants to discuss this in person.

Joe Van D.

Joe,

Sounds like maybe you’ve discovered an opportunity for an open source
project.

  • develop a plan
  • write some use cases
  • startup an open source project
  • get some code contributors

As for me I’ve never really been big on the “canned” solutions, for
things like shopping carts. Rails makes them so easy to create that I
would just make my own anyway. But, if there is a real need out there
for this, then I would guess finding some contributors shouldn’t be
all that difficult.

Such projects just need an evangelist to organize and make them
happen.

On May 18, 1:54 pm, Robert W. [email protected] wrote:

As for me I’ve never really been big on the “canned” solutions, for
things like shopping carts. Rails makes them so easy to create that I
would just make my own anyway. But, if there is a real need out there
for this, then I would guess finding some contributors shouldn’t be
all that difficult.

Have you made a full-featured shopping cart application? They’re not
trivial to make. Rails does make it easy, but there’s a lot involved
regardless.

I figure that a well written shopping cart application would make a
good starting point for a lot of people.

Joe

On May 18, 2:35 pm, Joe Van D. [email protected] wrote:

  • get some code contributors

I figure that a well written shopping cart application would make a
good starting point for a lot of people.

Joe

Such projects just need an evangelist to organize and make them
happen.

I’m proud to announce the non-release of Tangamart!
http://tangajoe.googlecode.com/svn/tangamart/

Go download it today!

Initial features will be what I need:

– RESTful design. I need to be able to have this work with other
systems.
– Integration with authorize.net and fedex. The design should make
it possible to use Paypal, UPS, USPS, etc, but I’m not going to
implement them.
– Uses rspec and zentest. Heavily tested.
– Very simple CMS.

Good for you! I’ve got several ideas bouncing around in my head. I
guess I
just need to get on the ball and make them happen. Keep it up.

Nathan Garza

AshLeaf Media | Director of Technology Innovations


www.ashleafmedia.com | [email protected] | 832.514.5726

Shh…

We’re readying a release that works on 1.2 and many new features will be
announced in the coming months.

:wink:

  • Substruct Mafia…

On 5/18/07, Joe Van D. [email protected] wrote:

I’m at RailsConf if anyone wants to discuss this in person.

Joe Van D.

seth at subimage interactive

http://www.subimage.com
http://sublog.subimage.com

http://www.getcashboard.com
http://dev.subimage.com/projects/substruct

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